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suffix mainly journalism     -gate pronunciation in American English
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  1. sometimes used with nouns to make a name for a political scandal, especially one that affects the president or government of the U.S.
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From Watergate, a U.S. political scandal in 1972 that caused President Nixon to leave his job.
 
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a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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