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noun: A meddlesome person who spoils a plan by interference.
After Marplot, the titular character in the 1709 play The Busy Body by Susannah Centlivre (1669-1723). Marplot means well and tries to help only to get in the way of others and foul things up. Earliest documented use: 1709.
“And if Ben tried to say they were surely now all past the age for such folly, the others would accuse him of being a marplot.”
Annie Burrows; A Scandal at Midnight; Harlequin; 2021.
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