- Present participle of muckrake.
Variant of muckrake
intransitive verbmuckraked, muckraking
☆ to search for and publicize, as in newspapers, any real or alleged corruption by public officials, business executives, or other important persons
Origin of muckrakeinspired by the allusion by Theodore Roosevelt in a speech (1906) to the man with the muck rake in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
- ☆ muckraker