cradle-snatcher


cradle-snatcher
   an older person marrying one much younger
   In everyday English, someone who steals a baby, not its bed. Usually of a man and sometimes as a verb. Also as cradle robber:
    They implied ungraciously that is the cradle-snatching Londoner and his fancygirl wanted to use the church, (le Carré, 1995)
    She was fifteen... Whoa. He'd shake a finger at himself. Fifteen. Cradle robber. Jailbait. (Turow, 1996)
   See also rob the cradle.

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  • cradle-snatcher — craˈdle snatcher noun (usu derogatory) Someone who chooses as a lover or marriage partner someone much younger than himself or herself (also baby snatcher) • • • Main Entry: ↑cradle * * * cradle snatcher UK [ˈkreɪd(ə)l ˌsnætʃə(r)] US [ˈkreɪd(ə)l… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cradle-snatcher — UK [ˈkreɪd(ə)l ˌsnætʃə(r)] / US [ˈkreɪd(ə)l ˌsnætʃər] noun [countable] Word forms cradle snatcher : singular cradle snatcher plural cradle snatchers British informal showing disapproval someone who has a sexual relationship with a much younger… …   English dictionary

  • cradle-snatcher — BrE cradle robber AmE noun (C) someone who has a romantic relationship with someone much younger than they are cradle snatch verb (I) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cradle-snatcher —  Same as baby snatcher …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • cradle snatcher — noun A person who prefers to date people significantly younger than themselves …   Wiktionary

  • Cradle snatcher — one who shows romantic or sexual interest in a much younger person …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cradle snatcher — Australian Slang one who shows romantic or sexual interest in a much younger person …   English dialects glossary

  • cradle-snatcher — noun informal, derogatory a person who marries or has a sexual relationship with a much younger person …   English new terms dictionary

  • cradle snatcher — Noun. A person who dates or marries someone considerably younger than themselves. Derog …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • cradle-snatcher — /ˈkreɪdl snætʃə / (say kraydl snachuh) noun Colloquial someone who shows romantic or sexual interest in a much younger person …   Australian English dictionary


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