deep throat

noun, often capitalized D&T

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

First Known Use of deep throat

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deep throat

from the nickname given to such an informant in the Watergate scandal by Bob Woodward born 1943 U.S. journalist, from the title of a pornographic film (1972)

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“Deep throat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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