One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person blamed for the break-up of a marriage or long-term relationship, especially as a result of having an affair with one of the partners.‘she was accused of being a homewrecker’
- ‘Harlow is deliciously naughty and amoral as the unapologetic homewrecker, digging into her character's sexual voraciousness with a wink and a shrug and abundant good humor.’
- ‘Even though I met him way after he had left the marriage and the divorce has been final for months, I feel like a homewrecker!’
- ‘It seems her rage is misguided when she threatens to throttle the homewrecker rather than the wandering spouse.’
- ‘Besides, when you do run off into the sunset together, after the lust dies, you're stuck with a known cheater, and he/she is stuck with a proven homewrecker.’
- ‘People think I am this saint, and all I am is a homewrecker.’
- ‘When she later married Luce, who divorced his wife of many years in order to marry her, she was seen by his family as a flashy homewrecker.’
- ‘I can't decide if I am a potential homewrecker or if he and I have a chance for a soulmate that we should both grab for, no matter the cost.’
- ‘I never, ever, ever thought that I would be one of those homewreckers in the world, but here I am, and I need some advice.’
- ‘While we can certainly question her taste, we can't call her a homewrecker.’
- ‘How do I stop my friend from being a homewrecker?’
- ‘I'm engaged and you don't want to play the role of homewrecker—trust me.’
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