Definition of home-wrecking in English:

home-wrecking

noun

  • The action of ruining a family, home, or relationship; especially the action of breaking up a marriage or similar long-term relationship by having an affair with one of the partners.

adjective

depreciative
  • Designating a person who or thing which ruins or breaks up a family, home, or relationship; specifically designating a person blamed for the break-up of a marriage because of an affair with one of the partners.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Wonderful London. From home + wrecking<br>late 19th century. From home + wrecking. Compare home-wrecker, home-wrecking.

Pronunciation

home-wrecking

/ˈhəʊmˌrɛkɪŋ/