Main definitions of home-wrecking in English

: home-wrecking1home-wrecking2

home-wrecking1

Pronunciation /ˈhəʊmˌrɛkɪŋ/

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.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Wonderful London. From home + wrecking.

Main definitions of home-wrecking in English

: home-wrecking1home-wrecking2

home-wrecking2

Pronunciation /ˈhəʊmˌrɛkɪŋ/

adjective

derogatory
  • 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. From home + wrecking. Compare home-wrecker, home-wrecking.