From Watergate to Partygate: Shorthand for scandal

Updated: Jun 18, 2022, 02:38 PM(IST) Vyomica Berry

A break-in 50 years ago by Republican operatives at a Washington office led to the historic resignation of US president Richard Nixon. But it reverberated more deeply around the world with the coining of a single term: Watergate. That's the name of a Potomac riverside building as that building lent its name to one of the greatest American political crimes. The suffix 'gate' became the signifier for scandals worldwide.

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