Definition of marplot in English:

marplot

noun

  • A person who or (occasionally) a thing which spoils a plot or hinders the success of any undertaking.

adjective

  • That spoils or defeats a plot or hinders an undertaking. Now rare.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Susanna Centilivre (bap. 1664, d. 1723), playwright and actress. From mar- + plot.

Pronunciation

marplot

/ˈmɑːplɒt/