-gate

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See also: gate, Gate, GATE, gâte, gatë, gåte, gatě, and gâté

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Extracted from Watergate; see there for more.

Suffix[edit]

-gate

  1. Combined with keywords to form the names of scandals.
    • 2009 June 22, Phillip Coorey; Annabel Crabb, Sydney Morning Herald:
      The Australian Federal Police revealed this afternoon that the email that sparked the so-called Utegate controversy was faked.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Many of these terms are short-lived and few have long-lasting currency.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Chinese: (calque)
    • Mandarin: (calque)
  • French: -gate
  • German: -gate
  • Korean: 게이트 (geiteu)
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English geat.

Suffix[edit]

-gate

  1. Used to form place names.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English -gate, from Watergate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-gate m (plural -gates)

  1. -gate (forms names of scandals)
    • 2012 June 8, “Up & Down”, in Grazia:
      C'est un quasi «currygate» qu'a provoqué Kim en confessant son dégoût de la nourriture indienne.
      Kim Kardashian triggered a virtual ‘currygate’ by confessing her dislike of Indian food.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English -gate, from Watergate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛɪ̯t/, /ɡeːt/
  • (file)

Suffix[edit]

-gate n

  1. -gate (forms names of scandals)

Derived terms[edit]