Muckrake Definition

muckraked, muckrakes, muckraking
To search for and publicize, as in newspapers, any real or alleged corruption or scandal by public figures, esp. politicians.
Webster's New World

Origin of Muckrake

  • From the man with the muckrake tool for raking muck, who cannot look up to heaven because he is so obsessed with the muck of worldly profit, in Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • muck + rake

    From Wiktionary

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