cradle-robber

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cradle-robber

A jocular term for someone who is romantically involved with a much younger person. I wouldn't have pegged Jeff as a cradle-robber, but I just saw him around town with a girl who looks like she's barely out of high school.
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Foster, a celebrity stylist, was 38-years old when she and Usher, who was 28-years old, married, causing Usher fans around the world to label her a gold-digger and cradle robber.
"I've been called a cradle robber. He was barely legal," she says.
Sometimes it's a divorced dad or a whacked-out mom but it could also be grandma with her "creepy little eyes that were almost too blue" or a "cradle robber" cousin or a "mail order" bride (and stepmother) to be.
These should put to rest once and for all Michael Collie's absurdly mistaken deduction that Edith was only fourteen years old when Gissing married her--a piece of botched detective work that turns poor Gissing into an 1890s cradle robber, a fin de siecle Humbert Humbert (Michael Collie, George Gissing: A Biography [Archon, 1977], pp.
Tameka Foster, a celebrity stylist, was 38-years old when she and Usher, who was 28-years old, married, causing Usher fans around the world to label her a gold-digger and cradle robber.
Sometimes it's a divorced dad or a whacked-out mom, but it could also be grandma with her "creepy little eyes that were almost too blue," or a "cradle robber" cousin, or a "mail order" bride (and stepmother) to be.