Definitions

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  • proper noun Any of various political scandals involving the hired nannies of politicians, e.g. where taxes are unpaid or a visa not obtained.

Etymologies

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nanny +‎ -gate

Examples

  • In 1996, during her husband's first term, she was embroiled in what became known as the Nannygate scandal, when a young woman in her employ claimed Sara would scream at her for burning soup and once threw her into the street.

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  • In 1996, during her husband's first term, she was embroiled in what became known as the Nannygate scandal, when a young woman in her employ claimed Sara would scream at her for burning soup and once threw her into the street.

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  • In 1996, during her husband's first term, she was embroiled in what became known as the Nannygate scandal, when a young woman in her employ claimed Sara would scream at her for burning soup and once threw her into the street.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • In 1996, during her husband's first term, she was embroiled in what became known as the Nannygate scandal, when a young woman in her employ claimed Sara would scream at her for burning soup and once threw her into the street.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • But it all went bust, as you will recall, in Nannygate.

    How Serfdom Saved the Women’s Movement

  • But it all went bust, as you will recall, in Nannygate.

    How Serfdom Saved the Women’s Movement

  • Meggles really sank herself, though, because her handling of "Nannygate" was so insulting to the legion of Latino voters in the state.

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  • Meggles really sank herself, though, because her handling of "Nannygate" was so insulting to the legion of Latino voters in the state.

    Chris Weigant: My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

  • As ConservativeHome reports, the official investigation into 'Nannygate' has found Caroline Spelman guilty of "inadvertent breaches" of Commons rules.

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  • Team Cameron will be delighted with the news that Caroline Spelman is to be cleared of any wrongdoing over the'Nannygate 'affair – the Tories can well do without any "sleaze" accusataions beingfired in their direction – and the expectation now is that she'll be kept in the shadowcabinet, although not necessarily as party chairman.

    Spelman in the clear

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