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Muckraker Definition in Context – 601 Words

Muckraker definition in real-life situations and authentic passages to practice reading comprehension and improve your advanced vocabulary at the same time from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam.

/ˈmʌkˌreɪ.kəʳ/ (noun)

Muckraker definition

a person especially a journalist or reporter who tries to elicit some secret information about important people or celebrities in order to make it public, scandalmonger, gossipmonger, stirrer, slanderer


The muckrakers were reform-minded journalists, writers, and photographers in the Progressive Era in the United States (1890s–1920s) who claimed to expose corruption and wrongdoing in established institutions, often through sensationalist publications. The modern term generally references investigative journalism or watchdog journalism; investigative journalists in the US are occasionally called “muckrakers” informally.

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Noun: muckraking

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