cradle-robber

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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'They'll go into the whole cradle-robber routine, right in fron of Jessica," says Nancy Ford, 45, referring to her 21-year-old lover.
Men who prefer younger women are dismissed as cradle-robbers, dirty old men, or the newest term, manthers.
On the Iraq war protest song "Long Dark Night," Fogerty unmercifully bashes Bush and his cronies as a bunch of warmongers, backstabbers, cradle-robbers and opportunists (and those are the good things he has to say).