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
Words nearby scarlet letter
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Example sentences from the Web for scarlet letter
Kedzie never feared that it might have a scarlet-letter significance.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for scarlet letter
(esp among US Puritans) a scarlet letter A formerly worn by a person convicted of adultery
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