Definition: an individual who circulates harmful rumors, usually for a political advantage
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): defamer, slanderer
Antonym(s): praiser, admirer
1. The editor is a muckraker who supports his favorite political candidates by penning accusatory columns about their rivals.
2. When you respond to the attacks made by the muckraker, you’re only giving credibility to his false accusation.
3. The crooked politician hired a muckraker to spread gossip about his opponents.