muckrake

[ muhk-reyk ]
/ ˈmʌkˌreɪk /

verb (used without object), muck·raked, muck·rak·ing.

to search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, especially in politics.

Nearby words

  1. mucker,
  2. mucking,
  3. muckland,
  4. muckle,
  5. muckluck,
  6. muckraker,
  7. muckrakers,
  8. muckraking,
  9. mucksweat,
  10. muckworm

Origin of muckrake

1675–85; obsolete muck rake a rake for use on muck or dung. See muck, rake1

Related formsmuck·rak·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for muckrake

muckrake

/ (ˈmʌkˌreɪk) /

noun

an agricultural rake for spreading manure

verb

(intr) to seek out and expose scandal, esp concerning public figures
Derived Formsmuckraker, nounmuckraking, noun

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