[ kom-pruh-mat ]
/ ˈkɒm prəˌmæt /
compromising and incriminating material that is sometimes forged or fabricated, used to sabotage or discredit a political opponent or public figure: Kompromat can destabilize the political process and undermine trust in governments and institutions.
Origin of kompromat
First recorded in 1990–95; short for kompro(metiruyushchiy) mat(erial), literally, “compromising material”
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