See also: watergate and water gate
From the name of the Watergate Hotel; the complex itself was named after the "Water Gate" area where symphony orchestra concerts were staged on the Potomac River between 1935 and 1965.
- An American political scandal (beginning with a burglary in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC, in 1972) that eventually led to the resignation of US President Richard Nixon.
Watergate (third-person singular simple present Watergates, present participle Watergating, simple past and past participle Watergated)
- (transitive) To treat in a manner reminiscent of the Watergate scandal.
- (intransitive, somewhat rare) To engage in activities associated with the Watergate scandal.
- ^ John Kelly (13 December 2004), “Answer Man: A Gate to Summers Past”, in The Washington Post, archived from the original on 18 September 2009
- “Watergate, v.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, December 2021.