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  • noun pejorative An obsessive and dangerous former lover who stalks the person who spurned them.
  • noun An excessively obsessive girlfriend (or less commonly, boyfriend), especially one who reacts in an extreme way to the ending of a relationship.

Etymologies

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Inspired by a scene in the 1987 film Fatal Attraction where a scorned woman (played by Glenn Close), seeking revenge on her ex-lover (played by Michael Douglas), places his beloved family pet in a pot of boiling water when he is away from the house.

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  • Obsessive and possessive woman. After Glenn Close in the film, "Fatal Attraction".

    December 20, 2007

  • This is listed under Fun Words?

    March 17, 2020