home wrecker

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Etymology[edit]

home +‎ wrecker, suggesting the breakup of a household.

Noun[edit]

home wrecker (plural home wreckers)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A person who gains the affections of someone already married or engaged, and is blamed for a dissolution of the marriage or engagement.
    His wife falsely accused her husband's secretary of being a home wrecker.

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