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deep throat

noun
1.
an anonymous source of secret information
Word Origin
C20: from the code name of such a source in the Watergate scandal; a reference to the title of a pornographic film
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Contemporary definitions for deep throat
noun

an anonymous informant giving damaging information

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from informant in Watergate scandal

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deep throat

noun phrase

An important source of secret information: The real ''deep throat'' of the rumors was someone believed to be peripherally connected with Sony or Columbia

[1974+; fr the name of a popular 1973 pornographic film, where the reference was to fellatio, applied to the prime source of secret information in the Watergate affair, where the reference was to copiousness of speech]


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