insider in‧sid‧er [ɪnˈsaɪdə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
someone who works for a company or an organization and so has information about it that is not available to other people:

Company insiders have expressed their reservations about the deal.

• Some industry insiders are very critical of the government.

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insider UK US /ɪnˈsaɪdər/ noun [C]
WORKPLACE someone who is part of a group, or who works for a company or an organization and therefore has special knowledge or influence: »

She has an insider's view of the often brutal nature of trading in the stock market.


an industry insider

WORKPLACE, FINANCE someone who is in a high position in a company, or someone who owns ten or more percent of shares in a company: »

a company insider


This form needs to be filled out by any newly appointed corporate insider.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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