cradle-snatcher

cradle-snatcher

A jocular term for someone who is romantically involved with a much younger person. Dating sites seem to be filled with nothing but cradle-snatchers looking for women who are 20 years younger than them.
References in classic literature ?
And the other: "You'd think she might have the good taste to run after somebody of her own age." "Cradle-snatcher," was the final sting that sent the angry blood into Saxon's cheeks as the two girls moved away, unaware that they had been overheard.
I don't want to appear like a cradle-snatcher. Secondly, I don't want my answers to be too showbiz-y.
During a game of "Write My Tinder Profile," the housemates have been throwing age-related punch lines over to Cat, calling her "Mrs Robinson," "cradle-snatcher" and "cougar." Even when it's Lawson's turn, the housemates still had a say about Cat's status as a divorcee.
Famed for liking young men - that's Flack, not Louis - the 34-year-old has in the past been called some outlandish names, like a cougar, a cradle-snatcher, even a presenter.
Sandra's friend Jill saw the older man attempting to dance as he deliberately blocked Sandra's way and she shouted 'Hey, cradle-snatcher, take the hint!' The man moved aside in a huff and Sandra walked across the floor towards the tall double of Mike Smith, when she seemed to vanish amidst the flashing multicoloured lights.
Speaking about their relationship, he said: "If people say I'm a cradle-snatcher, they're short-sighted."
At 20, that three-year age gap hardly makes you a cradle-snatcher, but while your girlfriend is under 18, it would be politic to respect her parents' wishes.
Baby-faced Nicola added: "We've heard every possible variation of the 'cradle-snatcher' or 'sugar-daddy' remarks - and much worse.
NEver wondered what Corrie cradle-snatcher Martin Pratt saw in his teenage lover, Katy?
I have always tried to question received ideas, customary arrangements, notions of natural order, as embodied in ideal and heroic figures like the Virgin Mary and Joan of Arc or, more recently in my work, the comical and despised old beldame storytellers like Mother Goose or the cannibal cradle-snatcher preying on babies as she -- or he -- roams the night.
How is your career as a cradle-snatcher going, by the way?
Critics have called her all sorts of outlandish names - like a cougar, a cradle-snatcher, even a presenter.
She did everything she could to break us up, telling lies about me and accusing me of being a cradle-snatcher.
Sean, 40, left the soap last May after clashing with writers who wanted cradle-snatcher Martin - who'd already got teenager Katy Harris pregnant - put in jail for sleeping with an underage girl.
And the Coronation Street cradle-snatcher headed straight for Cardiff to give shoppers a surprise in the supermarket aisles.