- an informer
- a strikebreaker; esp., a professional strikebreaker
- a person regarded as contemptible, obnoxious, etc.
Origin of finkGer, literally , finch, used since the 17th circa as generalized pejorative; adopted (c. 1740) by students at Jena for nonmembers of fraternities (prob. in allusion to the wild bird in contrast to the caged canary); later extended to those not in organizations, especially unions
- to withdraw; back out
- to fail