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noun

a scarlet letter “A,” formerly worn by one convicted of adultery.

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Origin of scarlet letter

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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scarlet letter

noun

(esp among US Puritans) a scarlet letter A formerly worn by a person convicted of adultery
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