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deep throat Syllabification: deep throat

Definition of deep throat in English:


informal A person who anonymously supplies information about covert or illegal action in the organization where they work.
Example sentences
  • Other bugs may yet emerge, our deep throat warns.
  • Criticized readily by deep throats around the NFL - for everything from his office schedule to player acquisition - he is essentially ‘playing for his contract’ in 2004.
  • All our deep throats and contacts are dishing the dirt.


1970s: from the pseudonym used by a Watergate informant, the name having been taken from the title of a pornographic movie (1972).

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