motherlover

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mother +‎ lover, as a euphemism for motherfucker.

Noun[edit]

motherlover (plural motherlovers)

  1. (euphemistic, slang, usually pejorative) Motherfucker.
    • 1971, Daniel Curley, In the Hands of Our Enemies: Stories, University of Illinois Press (1971), page 81:
      "They still want to help that motherlover."
    • 2001, Shashi Tharoor, Riot, Penguin Books (2003), ISBN 9780143030904, page 256:
      The Muslim bomb-chuckers, running away from the house where I'd fired at them, came back to the Kotli to seek refuge — all except the motherlover we'd caught.
    • 2007, Gary Phillips, "Sportin' Men", in Full House: 10 Stories About Poker (eds. Pete Hautman & Francine P. Pascal), G. P. Putnam's Sons (2007), ISBN 9780399245282, unnumbered page:
      "I ain't scared of no motherlover in this world or the next."
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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