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Definition of the noun cuckold

What does cuckold mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cuckolds

  1. a man whose wife committed adultery
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • 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

Alternative definition of the noun cuckold


  1. 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

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

Alternative definition of the verb cuckold


  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 novel set in the Rajput kingdom of Mewar, India during the 17th century that follows the life of Maharaj Kumar, a fictional character based upon the real life ruler Thakur Bhojraj.

  • language: English Language
  • released in (18 years ago)

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Google previewEnglish Renaissance Drama (2008)

by Peter Womack

A cuckold is a failing ruler. This political dimension is especially visible at the lowest pitch of the theme, in its folklore and jokes. Digs about weak backs, old age and cold constitutions repeatedly associate cuckoldry with impotence. A husband ...

Google previewNorthrop Frye's Uncollected Prose (2015)

by Northrop Frye

the cuckold is a displaced Actaeon figure: the hounds , ...

Google previewW. A. Mozart: Così Fan Tutte (1995)

by Bruce Alan Brown

Here the cuckold is a Mantuan knight who at this point in the poem is acting as host to Rinaldo. The sorceress Melissa here plays ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation (2016)

by David Crystal

cub / ~s n kob / -z sp cub" / cubs" cubiculo n kjoblkjolo: sp cubiculo' cubit n = sp cubit' cuckold / ~'s ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

CUCKOLD. CUCK- OLD. CUC- QUEAN. CUCULLATED. CUCUMBER. CUD DIN C U L D. stercoralit, being anciently employed to duck fraudulent Brewers and Bakers in stercore. Minsheu is unusually facetious on the name Turbace- tum.

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

cryptarch cuckold the BRISTOL JOURNAL of October 1768: hose of goatskin, crinepart outwards. (2) To shrink, shrivel. This verb is probably from Gallic crion, to wither. Used from the 15th into the 18th century, it was revived by Scott (THE ...

Google previewDictionary of Jamaican English (2002)

by Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page

CUCKOLD-FISH sb; <cuckold+fish , so called from the horns it bears on its 'forehead'. This 18th-century witticism has been forgotten, however, and folk-etymology has converted cuckold > cockle.

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Usage statistics about 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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