Definition of homewrecker in English:



informal, derogatory
  • A person who is blamed for the breakup of a marriage or family, especially due to having engaged in an affair with one member of a couple.

    • ‘she was accused of being 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 never, ever, ever thought that I would be one of those homewreckers in the world, but here I am, and I need some advice.’
    • ‘It seems her rage is misguided when she threatens to throttle the homewrecker rather than the wandering spouse.’
    • ‘I'm engaged and you don't want to play the role of homewrecker—trust me.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘How do I stop my friend from being a homewrecker?’
    • ‘People think I am this saint, and all I am is a 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.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘While we can certainly question her taste, we can't call her a homewrecker.’



/ˈhōmˌrekər/ /ˈhoʊmˌrɛkər/