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cuck·old

 (kŭk′əld, ko͝ok′-)
n.
A man whose wife is unfaithful.
tr.v. cuck·old·ed, cuck·old·ing, cuck·olds
To make a cuckold of.

[Middle English cokewald, from Anglo-Norman *cucuald, from cucu, the cuckoo, from Vulgar Latin *cuccūlus, from Latin cucūlus.]
Word History: The allusion to the cuckoo on which the word cuckold is based may not be appreciated by those unfamiliar with the nesting habits of certain varieties of this bird. The female of some cuckoos lays its eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to be cared for by the resident nesters. This parasitic tendency has given the female bird a figurative reputation for unfaithfulness as well. Hence in Old French we find the word cucuault, composed of cocu, "cuckoo, cuckold," and the pejorative suffix -ald, used to designate a husband whose wife has wandered afield like the female cuckoo. An earlier assumed form of the Old French word was borrowed into Middle English by way of Anglo-Norman. Middle English cokewold, the ancestor of Modern English cuckold, is first recorded in a work written around 1250.

cuckold

(ˈkʌkəld)
n
a man whose spouse has committed adultery, often regarded as an object of scorn
vb
(tr) to make a cuckold of
[C13 cukeweld, from Old French cucuault, from cucu cuckoo; perhaps an allusion to the parasitic cuckoos that lay their eggs in the nests of other birds]
ˈcuckoldry n

cuck•old

(ˈkʌk əld)

n.
1. the husband of an unfaithful wife.
v.t.
2. to make a cuckold of (a husband).
[1200–50; Middle English cukeweld, later cok(k)ewold, cukwold < Anglo-French *cucuald]

cuckold


Past participle: cuckolded
Gerund: cuckolding

Imperative
cuckold
cuckold
Present
I cuckold
you cuckold
he/she/it cuckolds
we cuckold
you cuckold
they cuckold
Preterite
I cuckolded
you cuckolded
he/she/it cuckolded
we cuckolded
you cuckolded
they cuckolded
Present Continuous
I am cuckolding
you are cuckolding
he/she/it is cuckolding
we are cuckolding
you are cuckolding
they are cuckolding
Present Perfect
I have cuckolded
you have cuckolded
he/she/it has cuckolded
we have cuckolded
you have cuckolded
they have cuckolded
Past Continuous
I was cuckolding
you were cuckolding
he/she/it was cuckolding
we were cuckolding
you were cuckolding
they were cuckolding
Past Perfect
I had cuckolded
you had cuckolded
he/she/it had cuckolded
we had cuckolded
you had cuckolded
they had cuckolded
Future
I will cuckold
you will cuckold
he/she/it will cuckold
we will cuckold
you will cuckold
they will cuckold
Future Perfect
I will have cuckolded
you will have cuckolded
he/she/it will have cuckolded
we will have cuckolded
you will have cuckolded
they will have cuckolded
Future Continuous
I will be cuckolding
you will be cuckolding
he/she/it will be cuckolding
we will be cuckolding
you will be cuckolding
they will be cuckolding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cuckolding
you have been cuckolding
he/she/it has been cuckolding
we have been cuckolding
you have been cuckolding
they have been cuckolding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cuckolding
you will have been cuckolding
he/she/it will have been cuckolding
we will have been cuckolding
you will have been cuckolding
they will have been cuckolding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cuckolding
you had been cuckolding
he/she/it had been cuckolding
we had been cuckolding
you had been cuckolding
they had been cuckolding
Conditional
I would cuckold
you would cuckold
he/she/it would cuckold
we would cuckold
you would cuckold
they would cuckold
Past Conditional
I would have cuckolded
you would have cuckolded
he/she/it would have cuckolded
we would have cuckolded
you would have cuckolded
they would have cuckolded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuckold - a man whose wife committed adultery
hubby, husband, married man - a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
wittol - an archaic term for a cuckold who knows about his wife's infidelity but tolerates it
Verb1.cuckold - be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriagecuckold - be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
two-time - carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time
play around, fool around - commit adultery; "he plays around a lot"
Translations
paroháč
bedriegende hoorns opzettenhoorndrageronder de kluiten schieten
przyprawić komuś rogirogacz

cuckold

[ˈkʌkəld]
A. Ncornudo m
B. VTponer los cuernos a

cuckold

nHahnrei m (old), → betrogener Ehemann
vtzum Hahnrei machen (old), → betrügen, Hörner aufsetzen (+dat)

cuckold

[ˈkʌkəld] (old)
1. n (man) → becco, cornuto
2. vtfare becco
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But I am something else too, madam; for,' says he, 'to be plain with you, I am a cuckold, and she is a whore.
That alters the case indeed, sir,' said I, 'as to that part you were speaking of; but a cuckold, you know, may be an honest man; it does not alter that case at all.
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