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When strumpet, trollop nor shrew will do

What's the term for a woman who's trying to steal someone else's husband? I thought the term was "cuckold," but that's a husband whose wife is committing adultery. I'm in the odd position of having to console a friend who's believes her man is the target of a campaign of seduction, and I'd like a succinct term. [more inside]
posted by Mozai on Feb 2, 2009 - 37 answers

Fatherly is to Patriarch as Wealthy is to ???

A patriarch is the top father-figure, the peerless dad. I used the word "plutarch" to mean someone of peerless wealth, mixing "plutocracy" and "patriarch"... but it turns out the only Plutarch is a Greek biographer. What word should I use?
posted by Mozai on Oct 23, 2007 - 24 answers

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