Definition of blackleg:
give away, shit, denounce, tell on, fink, puke, blabber, skunk, crumb, strikebreaker, betray, lowlife, bum, confess, rat, squealer, grass, scab, scum bag, so-and-so, informer, squeal, rotter, betrayer, git, dirty dog, stag, stinker, snitch, shop, stinkpot.
- "That Boy Of Norcott's", Charles James Lever.
- "Barriers Burned Away", E. P. Roe.
His next neighbor, the elegant gentleman of uncertain age, uncertain glance, and very certain doubtful movements of the fingers, which suggest great skill in tricks with cards, is, to speak frankly, what we call in plain prose, a blackleg, a Parisian acquaintance of my cousin, whom he invited here and can't shake off again, much as I've urged him to do so.- "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.