Bedswerver

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Bed´swerv`er


n.1.One who swerves from and is unfaithful to the marriage vow.
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While some words, like blatherskite, seem ripe for revival in the age of Boris and Trump, the 16th and 17th centuries are also rich with insults that could be dusted down and used again: Bedswerver (adulterer), fopdoodle (insignificant or foolish man), loiter-sack (slacker), lubberwort (stupid person), muck-spout (constantly swears), a raggabrash (disorganised or grubby person) and cumberworld, meaning useless person, and not to be confused with Cumberbatch, who is a national treasure.
Do we have so many words for infidelity that we no longer have room for the evocative bedswerver or spousebreak?