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.
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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
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.
Others called me a paedophile and a cradle-snatcher.
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.
Wayward Ireland captain Roy Keane, loved-up Robbie Williams and cradle-snatcher Lulu all agreed to enter.
Since cradle-snatcher Kym Marsh walked out on the group last year, things have gone to bad to worse for Suzanne and Hear'Say.
I don't want to give the office gossips a field day and get a reputation as a cradle-snatcher.