cradle-snatcher

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)
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Main Entry:cradle

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cradle-snatcher UK [ˈkreɪd(ə)l ˌsnætʃə(r)] US [ˈkreɪd(ə)l ˌsnætʃər] noun [countable] [singular cradle-snatcher plural cradle-snatchers] british informal
showing disapproval someone who has a sexual relationship with a much younger person
Thesaurus: relating to unusual and unacceptable sexual behavioursynonym sexual activityhyponym

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ˈcradle-snatcher 7 [cradle-snatcher cradle-snatchers] (BrE) (NAmE ˈcradle-robber) noun (disapproving)
a person who has a sexual relationship with a much younger person
Derived Word:cradle-snatch
See also:cradle-rob

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