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cuckold

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Etymology

Derived from Old French cucuault (from cucu, the Cuckoo bird, some varieties of which lay their eggs in another's nest). Appears in Middle English in noun form circa 1250 as cokewald. First known use of the verb form is 1589.

Noun

Singular
cuckold

Plural
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  1. A man married to an unfaithful wife (Traditionally, a husband who does not know or accept this position, although current usage sometimes includes one who condones or tolerates her adultery. An accepting husband can be referred to with the archaic "wittol," from the Middle English for "wise [knowing] cuckold".)
  2. A comic figure from medieval and Shakespearian drama.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to cuckold

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to cuckold (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make a cuckold of someone by being unfaithful, or by seducing his wife.

Translations

Adjective

cuckold (comparative more cuckoldly, superlative most cuckoldly)

Positive
cuckold

Comparative
more cuckoldly

Superlative
most cuckoldly

  1. Possessing the qualities of a cuckold.

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