Definitions for cuckoldˈkʌk əld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cuck•oldˈkʌk əld(n.)

  1. the husband of an unfaithful wife.

  2. (v.t.)to make a cuckold of (a husband).

Origin of cuckold:

1200–50; ME cukeweld, later cok(k)ewold, cukwold < AF *cucuald

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cuckold(verb)

    a man whose wife committed adultery

  2. cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander(verb)

    be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

    "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"

Wiktionary

  1. cuckold(Noun)

    A man married to an unfaithful wife, especially when he is unaware or unaccepting of the fact.

  2. cuckold(Verb)

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

  3. Origin: Derived from cucuault (from cucu, the Cuckoo bird, some varieties of which lay their eggs in another’s nest). Appears in in noun form circa 1250 as cokewald. First known use of the verb form is 1589.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cuckold(noun)

    a man whose wife is unfaithful; the husband of an adulteress

  2. Cuckold(noun)

    a West Indian plectognath fish (Ostracion triqueter)

  3. Cuckold(noun)

    the cowfish

  4. Cuckold(verb)

    to make a cuckold of, as a husband, by seducing his wife, or by her becoming an adulteress

Freebase

  1. Cuckold

    Cuckold historically referred to a husband with an adulterous wife and is still often used with this meaning. Since the 1990s, the term has also been widely used to refer to a sexual fetish in which the fetishist is stimulated by their committed partner choosing to have sex with someone else.


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