marplot


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mar·plot

 (mär′plŏt′)
n.
An officious meddler whose interference compromises the success of an undertaking.

[After Marplot, , a character in The Busy Body, a play by Susannah Centlivre (1669-1723).]

marplot

(ˈmɑːˌplɒt)
n
a person who interferes with, or spoils, a plot or plan

mar•plot

(ˈmɑrˌplɒt)

n.
a person who spoils a plot, design, or project by meddling.
[1700–10]

marplot

- A person who spoils a plot or who ruins the success of an undertaking or process.
See also related terms for success.
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A restless movement from Laurie suggested that his chair was not easy, or that he did not like the plan, and made the old man add hastily, "I don't mean to be a marplot or a burden.
To which Mrs Milvey replied, in her pleasantly emphatic way, 'Oh YES, for she IS such a marplot, Frank, and DOES worry so
Which you haven't, you Marplot,' observed my aunt, in an indignant whisper.