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A man who knows of and tolerates his wife's infidelity.
[Middle English wetewold : weten, to know (from Old English witan; see wit2) + (coke)wold, cuckold; see cuckold.]
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obsolete a man who tolerates his wife's unfaithfulness
[C15 wetewold, from witen to know (see wit2) + -wold, perhaps from cokewold cuckold]
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a man who knows of and tolerates his wife's infidelity.
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|Noun||1.||wittol - an archaic term for a cuckold who knows about his wife's infidelity but tolerates it|
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