Definition of the noun cuckold
What does cuckold mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: cuckolds
- a man whose wife committed adultery
Alternative definition of the noun cuckold
- A man married to an unfaithful wife, especially when he is unaware or unaccepting of the fact.
Definition of the verb cuckold
What does cuckold mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: cuckolded | cuckolding | cuckolds
- be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent] [Verb] [Theme] The king knighted the brave soldier
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of cuckold: betray / cheat / cheat on / wander
- more generic terms: cozen / deceive / delude / lead on = be false to
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the verb cuckold
- [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.
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The Soviet Theater (2014)
A Documentary History by Laurence Senelick, Sergei Ostrovsky
Meyerhold's The Magnanimous Cuckold is the answer of the inspired artist of the theater to the question of contemporaneity.
The Cuckold is a work of our time, passed through the purifying fire of revolutionary dislocations and reappraisals.
Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama (2014)
Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage by Ariane M. Balizet
Within the language of cuckoldry, there exists always the possibility of slippage between light and dark, bird and beast, joke and yoke. Viewed in this way, the cuckold is a broad cultural symbol of authoritative decay and domestic dysfunction.
Illustrations 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 ...
The 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 ...
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Usage statistics about cuckold
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb cuckold:
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Quotes about cuckold
Better to be a cuckold and not know it than to not be one and everybody say so.
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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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