cuckoldry

cuckoldry

[kuhk-uhl-dree]
noun
1.
the act of making someone's husband a cuckold.
2.
the state or quality of being a cuckold.

Origin:
1520–30; cuckold + -ry

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

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