- an older person marrying one much youngerIn 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.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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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