• (British) IPA: /ˈkʌk.əʊld/, /ˈkʌk.əld/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkʌk.oʊld/, /ˈkʌk.əld/

cuckold (plural cuckolds)

  1. A man married to an unfaithful wife, especially when he is unaware or unaccepting of the fact.
    Synonyms: cornuto, cuck, Thesaurus:cuckold
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    • 1546, François Rabelais, The Third Book, Chapter 36
      If I never marry, I shall never be a cuckold.
    • 2001, Goran V. Stanivukovic, Ovid and the Renaissance Body, page 178:
      In the early English drama, no play better approximates Ovid's contemptuous portrait of the willing cuckold than does Thomas Middleton's Chaste Maid in Cheapside (ca. 1612).
  2. A West Indian plectognath fish, Rhinesomus triqueter.
  3. The scrawled cowfish, Acanthostracion quadricornis and allied species.
  • (Rhinesomus triqueter) Ostracion triqueter, smooth trunkfish
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cuckold (cuckolds, present participle cuckolding; past and past participle cuckolded)

  1. (transitive) To make a cuckold or cuckquean of someone by being unfaithful, or by seducing their partner or spouse.
    Synonyms: cuck, horn, hornify, Thesaurus:cuckoldize
    • 2008, Jeph Jacques, Questionable Content 1319: The Flimsiest of Logic ↗
      Hey, I would never cuckold one of my friends. That’s way not cool.

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