Definition of deep throat
: an informant who divulges damaging information under cover of anonymity
Examples of deep throat in a sentence
<an accountant who had turned deep throat, he was the first to leak the information that the company had been cooking its books for years>
Origin of deep throat
from the nickname given to such an informant in the Watergate scandal by Bob Woodward b1943 United States journalist, from the title of a pornographic film (1972)
First Known Use: 1973
Rhymes with deep throat
afloat, airboat, banknote, bareboat, bluecoat, blue note, box coat, bumboat, capote, car coat, catboat, C-note, compote, connote, coyote, cutthroat, demote, denote, devote, dovecote, dreamboat, eighth note, emote, endnote, fireboat, fistnote, flatboat, foldboat, footnote, frock coat, gemot, grace note, greatcoat, gunboat, half note, headnote, Hohhot, houseboat, housecoat, iceboat, johnboat, keelboat, keynote, lab coat, lifeboat, longboat, mash note, one-note, peacoat, pigboat, promote, Q-boat, raincoat, Rajkot, redcoat, remote, rowboat, sack coat, sailboat, sauceboat, scapegoat, seed coat, shape note, sheepcote, showboat, sore throat, speedboat, steamboat, stoneboat, straw vote, strep throat, Sukkoth, surcoat, surfboat, swan boat, tailcoat, topcoat, towboat, trench coat, tugboat, turncoat, U-boat, unquote, wainscot, whaleboat, whitethroat, whole note, woodnote, workboat
Learn More about deep throat
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for "deep throat"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up deep throat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).