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suffix mainly journalism     -gate pronunciation in British English
  1. sometimes used with nouns to make a name for a political scandal, especially one that affects the president or government of the US
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From Watergate, a US political scandal in 1972 that caused President Nixon to leave his job.
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high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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