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Wittol vs. Cuckquean

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Wittolnoun

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

Cuckqueannoun

A woman who has an unfaithful husband.

Wittolnoun

A bird, the wheatear.

Cuckqueanverb

(transitive) To make a woman into a cuckquean.

Wittolnoun

The wheatear.

Cuckquean

A cuckquean is the wife of an adulterous husband (or partner for unmarried companions), and the gender-opposite of a cuckold. In evolutionary biology, the term is also applied to females who are investing parental effort in offspring that are not genetically their own.

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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.

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