- a person who commits adultery.
Origin of adulterer
Examples from the Web for adulterer
By the time of this third episode of Season 1, we were well aware of Don as a liar, cad, and adulterer.The 10 Most Essential TV Episodes From ‘Sopranos,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and More
June 30, 2013
Suppose that I want to know if I am about to be caught as an adulterer, which is question 100.The Best of Brit Lit
March 18, 2010
He was a spendthrift, he was an adulterer, he gambled, he equivocated.Short Studies on Great Subjects
James Anthony Froude
It rejoiced to see the wife deceive the husband, and the adulterer fool him.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
A man who has a wife and yet lives with another woman is an adulterer.
The adulterer when taken in delicto is sometimes punished by death.Ifugao Law
R. F. Burton
So, the adulterer, though a crime in law, the children are like the husband.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)
- a person who has committed adultery
Word Origin and History for adulterer
early 15c., earlier avouter (c.1300), avoutrer (late 14c.), agent noun from obsolete verb adulter "commit adultery; adulterate" (late 14c.), from Latin adulterare "to corrupt" (see adulteration).