[ mahr-plot ]
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  1. a person who mars or defeats a plot, design, or project by meddling.

Origin of marplot

First recorded in 1700–10; mar + plot.Marplot was a character in a farce, The Busie Body (1709), by Susanna Centlivre, circa1667–1723, English actress, poet, and playwright

Words Nearby marplot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use marplot in a sentence

  • The fiend receive George of Douglas and thee too, thou born madcap and sworn marplot!

    The Abbot | Sir Walter Scott
  • For an interminable quarter of an hour the marplot jurist teased his captive.

    Little Miss Grouch | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • That guileless marplot offered a fair target for his rage against the world in general.

  • Her usual fear of Otto as a marplot in her great designs was now swallowed up in a passing distrust of the designs themselves.

    Prince Otto | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • You and this marplot of a girl, who hath spoiled a most feasible plan of ending the rebellion.

    Peggy Owen Patriot | Lucy Foster Madison