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what does "rob the cratle mean"

Posted by Frankie on February 02, 2000

In Reply to: What does "rob the cratle mean" posted by Josh Perlman on February 02, 2000

: : What does it mean when someone says "rob the cratle" ?? someone said that to me and I don't know what it means.

: If you mean "Rob the cradle," then it means to date or marry someone much younger than you are.

: I've also heard this expression to mean dating someone under age (as in legally under age or to put it in another phrase--"Jailbait"). And, I've heard it imply that by robbing the cradle you are robbing the innocence--- because, a sense of their youth is lost and a maturity gap narrows to compensate for the age difference. I think depending on the spoken situation the meaning can "slightly" vary. But, I like the first explanation better than my own.