Definition of cuckold noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cuckold

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BrE BrE//ˈkʌkəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌkoʊld//
 
 
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(old use, disapproving) a man whose wife has sex with another man Word Origin late Old English, from Old French cucuault, from cucu ‘cuckoo’ (from the cuckoo's habit of laying its egg in another bird's nest). The equivalent words in French and other languages applied to both the bird and the adulterer; cuckold has never been applied to the bird in English.
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