noun Archaic.
a man who knows of and tolerates his wife's infidelity.

1400–50; late Middle English wetewold, equivalent to wete wit2 + (coke)wold cuckold

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wittol (ˈwɪtəl)
obsolete a man who tolerates his wife's unfaithfulness
[C15 wetewold, from witen to know (see wit²) + -wold, perhaps from cokewoldcuckold]

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