The definition of a scarlet letter is an identifying mark or brand placed on someone who has committed adultery.noun
An example of a scarlet letter is the Puritan woman in Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 book The Scarlet Letter who cheated on her husband and had to wear a red A.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: < the novel The Scarlet Letter (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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