Definition of -gate in English:

-gate

Syllabification: -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, 1972.

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Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dəˈmôrəˌlīz
verb
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit