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 (kŭk′əl-drē, ko͝ok′-)
1. The state of being a cuckold.
2. The act of making someone a cuckold.


(ˈkʌk əl dri)

1. the act of making someone's husband a cuckold.
2. the state or quality of being a cuckold.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuckoldry - the practice of making cuckolds; sexual conquests of married women
sexual conquest, score - a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse; "calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang"
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2004: Breeding density, cuckoldry risk and copulation behavior during the fertile period in raptors: a comparative analysis.
Thus it is obvious that the self-deceiving fantasy of cuckoldry is first most symptomatically expressed by Iago himself, not Othello.
As such, humor and jealousy in "El celoso extremeno," represented by the two landscapes, allowed Cervantes to bare distinct perspectives on what could simply have been an entertaining tale of cuckoldry.
In addition, there's evidence that the phenomenon of bluegill cuckoldry (sneakers and satellites) doesn't occur in southern populations.
Gerty and he, he proposes, share "a kind of language" (751), because she appears as caught up in her romantic fiction of what has happened as he is in his fears of cuckoldry.
HD: The only reference to al-Shirby1/2ny1/2 before the advent in Egypt of the printed book occurs in an undated, unpublished synopsis of an unpublished, undated work falsely attributed to Jalyul al-Dy1/2n al-SuyE1/2tE1/2 entitled The Work of Clarification on the Science of Copulation , in which al-Shirby1/2ny1/2 is quoted as an authority on cuckoldry and pimping, though the quotation is as spurious as the original attribution.
As audience members we are privy to the performers' dirty secrets as Guy is swallowed into a world of cuckoldry, swinging parties, estranged lovers, illicit affairs, Welsh prima donnas, dodgy business deals and some fantastically acted punch-ups.
An association between fertility and cuckoldry in the house sparrow, Passer domesticas.
Structural features of animals provide insights on their survival behaviors [2]and are often associated with behavioral tactics of territoriality, courtship, and cuckoldry [3, 16].
Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in Europe (15th--17th Century) (Visual Culture in Early Modernity), Farnham, Ashgate, 2014; hardback; pp.
While alluding to the more decent and conventional meanings of romanticism, "rose" also becomes complicit in the scene's visual language of necrophilia; of implied incest in the identification of Homer and Emily's father, who has just been described as looking down upon his daughter's bier; and of a ludicrous, macabre cuckoldry.
12) In the post-Galfridian tradition, Aeneas is central to the justification of British empire through the translatio imperii trope (his descendant, Brutus, allegedly founding Britain and Troynovant, its capital); Actaeon's status as emblematic of cuckoldry, by contrast, undermines patrilineal transmission.