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

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Back-formation from Watergate.

SuffixEdit

-gate

  1. Combined with keywords to form the names of scandals.
    • 2009 June 22, Phillip Coorey and Annabel Crabb, in Sydney Morning Herald:
      The Australian Federal Police revealed this afternoon that the email that sparked the so-called Utegate controversy was faked.

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Usage notesEdit
  • Many of these terms are short-lived and few have long-lasting currency.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English geat.

SuffixEdit

-gate

  1. Used to form place names.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English -gate, from Watergate.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-gate m

  1. -gate (forms names of scandals)
    • 2012, ‘Up & Down’, Grazia, 8 Jun 2012:
      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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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English -gate, from Watergate.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡeːt], [ɡeɪt]
  • (file)

SuffixEdit

-gate n

  1. -gate (forms names of scandals)