muckrake definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To search for and reveal misconduct in public places life.
    • to find for, expose, or charge, specially habitually, corruption, real or so-called, for community guys and corporations.
  • verb:
    • to find and expose corruption or scandal especially since carried out by a journalist.
    • explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning community figures
  • others:
    • A rake for scraping up muck or dung. See muckrake, v. i., below.
  • noun:
    • a-rake for scraping muck or filth. Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress.

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