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Definition of cuckold

What does cuckold mean?


  1. a man whose wife committed adultery
    • more generic terms: hubby / husband / married man = a married man
    • more specific word: wittol = an archaic term for a cuckold who knows about his wife's infidelity but tolerates it


  1. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

Alternative definition


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


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


"Cuckold" is a 1997 book by Indian author Kiran Nagarkar and his third novel. It is a historical...

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Google previewIllustrations of English Philology ... Consisting of I. A critical examination of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary. II. Remarks on Mr. D. Stewart's essay “On the tendency of some late philological speculations.” To which is now added, An Advertisement; containing extracts from the English Lexicon, publishing in the Encyclopædia Metropolitana, and from the English Dictionary of Dr. Johnson (1826)

by Charles RICHARDSON (LL.D.)

Certum autem est nostrurn Cuckold, non a Cuculo ortum duxisse: tales enim non Cuculi sunt, sed Curr-acre : non sua ova aliis supponunt; sed e contra, aliena sibi supposita incubant et fovent.” Skinner. The whole difliculty of etymologists, and ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

cuckold, *cocke-wold, *coke-wold,*cok-olde, •kuk-wald, *kuke-weld, * koke wold, a. [The d is excrescent, the true form being cokol, extended to cokolde  ...

Google previewMehri Lexicon (2012)

by T. M. Johnstone

E srdét, C srdgt, dry, stoneless plain; Jahn, jiIdit/ jiléd, l-Iaut, Vorhaut des Penis gl_h: agolah to cuckold. E agzilh, C egélah galah cuckold.

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Scrabble value of C3U1C3K5O1L1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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