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Origin of watergate
- After Watergate , a building complex in Washington, DC, the site of a burglary (1972) that gave rise to the scandals
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the name of the Watergate Hotel; the complex itself was named after the "Water Gate" area where symphony orchestra concerts were staged on the Potomac River between 1935 and 1965.