Definition of -gate in English:

-gate

combining form

In nouns denoting an actual or alleged scandal, especially one involving a cover-up: Irangate

Origin

early 1970s: suggested by the Watergate scandal in the US, 1972.

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Word of the day grammarian
Pronunciation: grəˈmɛːrɪən
noun
a person who studies and writes about grammar