muckrake


muck·rake

verb \ˈmək-ˌrāk\

Definition of MUCKRAKE

intransitive verb
:  to search out and publicly expose real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual or business
muck·rak·er noun

Origin of MUCKRAKE

obsolete muckrake, noun, rake for dung
First Known Use: 1879

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