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

     

    cuckold

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌkəʊld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌkoʊld//
     
    (old use)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cuckold
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌkəʊld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌkoʊld//
     
    he / she / it cuckolds
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌkəʊldz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌkoʊldz//
     
    past simple cuckolded
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌkəʊldɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌkoʊldɪd//
     
    past participle cuckolded
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌkəʊldɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌkoʊldɪd//
     
    -ing form cuckolding
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌkəʊldɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌkoʊldɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1cuckold somebody (of a man) to make another man a cuckold by having sex with his wife
  2. 2cuckold somebody (of a woman) to make her husband a cuckold by having sex with another man
  3. 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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