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deep throat

noun

Definition of deep throat

  1. :  an informant who divulges damaging information under cover of anonymity



Examples of deep throat

  1. <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


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