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Wittol vs. Cuckold

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Wittolnoun

(archaic) A man who knows and tolerates his wife's infidelity with another man or men; a cuckold.

Cuckoldnoun

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

Wittolnoun

A bird, the wheatear.

Cuckoldnoun

A West Indian plectognath fish, Rhinesomus.

Wittolnoun

The wheatear.

Cuckoldnoun

The cowfish, Acanthostracion quadricornis and allied species.

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Wittolnoun

A man who knows his wife's infidelity and submits to it; a tame cuckold; - so called because the cuckoo lays its eggs in the wittol's nest.

Cuckoldverb

(transitive) To make a cuckold or cuckquean of someone by being unfaithful, or by seducing their partner or spouse.

Cuckoldnoun

A man whose wife is unfaithful; the husband of an adulteress.

Cuckoldnoun

A West Indian plectognath fish (Ostracion triqueter).

Cuckoldverb

To make a cuckold of, as a husband, by seducing his wife, or by her becoming an adulteress.

Cuckoldnoun

a man whose wife committed adultery

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Cuckoldverb

be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage;

‘She cheats on her husband’; ‘Might her husband be wandering?’;

Cuckoldnoun

a man whose wife is sexually unfaithful, often regarded as an object of derision

‘jokes in literature about elderly cuckolds and misers are rife’;

Cuckoldverb

(of a man) make (another man) a cuckold by having a sexual relationship with his wife

‘in the novel Humberto cuckolds his employer’;

Cuckoldverb

(of a man's wife) make (her husband) a cuckold by being sexually unfaithful

‘he was repeatedly cuckolded by his wife Aphrodite’;

Cuckold

A cuckold is the husband of an adulterous wife; the wife of an adulterous husband is a cuckquean. In biology, a cuckold is a male who unwittingly invests parental effort in juveniles who are not genetically his offspring.

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