kompromat

noun
kom·​pro·​mat | \ ˈkäm-prə-ˌmat How to pronounce kompromat (audio) , -ˌmät \

Definition of kompromat

: compromising information that is used to blackmail or discredit a person or group usually for political purposes … alleged to have kompromat on elites from two continents and across the political spectrum …— Tim Dickinson The Russian press and Internet thrive on kompromat, "compromised material," which is usually bought from underpaid government security-force employees or former security agents ….— Maureen Orth … technology companies may already have more info about your personal life than a Russian kompromat dossier.— Jeremy Horwitz

First Known Use of kompromat

1990, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kompromat

borrowed from Russian kompromát, from komprometírujuščij materiál "compromising material"

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The first known use of kompromat was in 1990

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“Kompromat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kompromat. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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