Complete Definition of "cuckold"

English

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

Noun
en-noun

  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 is more precisely called a "wittol," from the Middle English for "wise [knowing] cuckold".)
  2. A comic figure from medieval and Shakespearian drama.

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Translations
trans-top|man with unfaithful wife
CJKV Characters: äº
Finnish: aisankannattaja
French: cocu m
Italian: cornuto m
trans-mid
Portuguese: corno, chifrudo (lit. horned)
Russian: ÑогоноÑÐµÑ (rogonósec) m
Sicilian: cuinnutu m
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To make a cuckold of someone by being unfaithful, or by seducing his wife.

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Translations
trans-top|to cuckold
French: cocufier
Italian: fare le corna
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Russian: наÑÑавиÑÑ Ñога
Sicilian: fari li corna
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Adjective
en-adj|more cuckoldly|most cuckoldly

  1. Possessing the qualities of a cuckold.

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