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Watergate

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noun Wa·ter·gate \-ˌgāt\

Definition of Watergate

  1. :  a scandal usually involving abuses of office, skulduggery, and a cover-up



Origin of watergate

Watergate, apartment and office complex in Washington, D.C.; from the scandal following the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters there in 1972


First Known Use: 1973

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