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Definition of "marplot" [mar•plot]

  • An officious meddler whose interference compromises the success of an undertaking. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "marplot" in a sentence
  • "The marplot was the mad-dog Spanish Admiral, whom they encountered on the second day out, when halfway across the Gulf of Gonaves."
  • "“The fiend receive George of Douglas and thee too, thou born madcap and sworn marplot!” said the other; “we shall be discovered, and then death is the word.”"
  • "“Thou shalt not enjoy this youth but in the desert, where there is neither spy nor marplot to trouble thee.”"