kompromat

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian компрома́т (kompromát), short for компромети́рующий материа́л (komprometírujuščij materiál, compromising material). KGB slang from the Stalin era.

Noun[edit]

kompromat (uncountable)

  1. compromising material, blackmail material, (real or fabricated) evidence that a person doesn't want to be revealed, dirt
    Many observers have commented that, with so many Russian newspapers and TV channels now controlled by oligarchs or powerful organisations, kompromat is now a regular feature in the supposedly independent press.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian компрома́т (kompromát).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔm.proːˈmɑt/
  • Hyphenation: kom‧pro‧mat
  • Rhymes: -ɑt

Noun[edit]

kompromat c or n (uncountable)

  1. kompromat, blackmail material, dirt (chiefly in Russian contexts)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian компрома́т (kompromát), cognate with English kompromat. Used at least since 1999.

Noun[edit]

kompromat ?

  1. kompromat, compromising material
    Den vanligaste metoden är att plocka fram eller fabricera kompromat. Det är för att kunna spela det här spelet riktigt effektivt som tillgången till medierna är så viktig.
    The most common method is to collect or fabricate kompromat. It is in order to play this game at full strength that access to media is so important.