Definition of adulterer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈdʌltərə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʌltərər//
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a person who commits adultery Word Originearly 16th cent.: from the obsolete verb adulter ‘commit adultery’, from Latin adulterare ‘debauch, corrupt’, replacing an earlier Middle English noun avouterer, from Old French avoutrer ‘commit adultery’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: adulterer