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Definition of muckraking noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

muckraking

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈmʌkˌreɪkɪŋ//
 
[uncountable] (informal) (disapproving)
 
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the activity of looking for information about people's private lives that they do not wish to make public the sort of journalism that specializes in political muckraking
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