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Meaning of CUCKOLD

Pronunciation:  'kukuld

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a man whose wife committed adultery
  2. [v]  be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
 

CUCKOLD is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: betray, cheat, cheat on, wander
 
 See Also: cozen, deceive, delude, fool around, hubby, husband, lead on, married man, play around, twotime

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cuck"old\ (k?k"?ld), n. [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.]
    1. A man whose wife is unfaithful; the husband of an
       adulteress. --Shak.
    
    2. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A West Indian plectognath fish ({Ostracion
           triqueter}).
       (b) The cowfish.
    
    
  2. \Cuck"old\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cuckolded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Cuckolding}.]
    To make a cuckold of, as a husband, by seducing his wife, or
    by her becoming an adulteress. --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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