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cuckold

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
 : 
cuck=old

CIDE DICTIONARY

cuckoldn. [OE. kukeweld, cokewold, cokold, fr. OF. coucoul, cucuault, the last syllable being modified by the OE. suffix -wold (see Herald); cf. F. cocu a cuckold, formerly also, a cuckoo, and L. cuculus a cuckoo. The word alludes to the habit of the female cuckoo, who lays her eggs in the nests of other birds, to be hatched by them.].
  •  A man whose wife is unfaithful; the husband of an adulteress.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A West Indian plectognath fish (Ostracion triqueter).  [1913 Webster]
cuckoldv. t. 
     To make a cuckold of, as a husband, by seducing his wife, or by her becoming an adulteress.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cuckold, n. & v.
--n. the husband of an adulteress.
--v.tr. make a cuckold of.

Derivative
cuckoldry n.
Etymology
ME cukeweld, cokewold, f. OF cucu cuckoo

ROGET THESAURUS

cuckold

Divorce

N divorce, divorcement, separation, judicial separation, separate maintenance, separatio a mensa et thoro, separatio a vinculo matrimonii, trial separation, breakup, annulment, widowhood, viduity, weeds, widow, widower, relict, dowager, divorcee, cuckold, grass widow, grass widower, merry widow.


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