verb (used without object), muck·raked, muck·rak·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM muckrakemuck·rak·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for muckrakers
The Prince of the Muckrakers' contribution to the literature of awakening.The Boss and the Machine|Samuel P. Orth
Let the muckrakers worry and plan all they please for a sea-gate and a nation that's to run with its brains removed.
It became so savage and so wanton that the opening years of the twentieth century were well named "the age of the muckrakers."History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The old-fashioned mystery of the sea was replaced by the inscrutability of what some muckrakers called "The Pool."
In a few hours there was enough shame around us to have lasted all the reformers and muckrakers I know a whole month.Abroad at Home|Julian Street
British Dictionary definitions for muckrakers
Derived forms of muckrakemuckraker, nounmuckraking, noun
Cultural definitions for muckrakers
Authors who specialize in exposing corruption in business, government, and elsewhere, especially those who were active at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Some famous muckrakers were Ida M. Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, and Upton Sinclair. President Theodore Roosevelt is credited with giving them their name.