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[mahr-plot] /ˈmɑrˌplɒt/
a person who mars or defeats a plot, design, or project by meddling.
Origin of marplot
1700-10; mar + plot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Though I knew I had acted for the best, she made me feel a bad angel, a marplot, a spoil-sport.

    The High Heart Basil King
  • Oh my heart; why was I doomed to be the marplot of his life?

    Faithful Margaret Annie Ashmore
  • Did Ralston know that he had been considered a sort of marplot?

  • I did not wish to be a killjoy and a marplot, or I would have forbidden Fred to touch a foot-ball after he entered college.

  • He had felt sure, from the first, that the pretended mute was other than he seemed; that he was a spy and marplot.

    Dangerous Ground Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Madonna Ilaria did not hint that she preferred the society of a marplot to that of a Frangipani!

    The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier
  • Then, it is said, with a tremendous oath he sent the marplot to the rear, and Lee's military career ignominiously ended.

  • Holding fast to these beliefs, Cimarron Bill rode forth full of an unconscious willingness to play the marplot.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Mr. marplot is below, Gentlemen, and desires to know if he may have Leave to wait upon ye.

    The Busie Body Susanna Centlivre
  • “The marplot, madam, has the instinct of his nature,” returned Gondremark.

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