Definitions for: Cuckold


[n] a man whose wife committed adultery
[v] be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cuck"old (k?k"?ld), n. [OE. kukeweld, cokewold,
cokold, fr. OF. coucoul, cucuault, the last syllable being
modified by the OE. suffix -wold (see Herald); cf. F. cocu
a cuckold, formerly also, a cuckoo, and L. cuculus a cuckoo.
The word alludes to the habit of the female cuckoo, who lays
her eggs in the nests of other birds, to be hatched by them.]
1. A man whose wife is unfaithful; the husband of an
adulteress. --Shak.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A West Indian plectognath fish ({Ostracion
triqueter}).
(b) The cowfish.


Cuck"old, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cuckolded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Cuckolding.]
To make a cuckold of, as a husband, by seducing his wife, or
by her becoming an adulteress. --Shak.

Synonyms: betray, cheat, cheat on, wander

See Also: cozen, deceive, delude, fool around, hubby, husband, lead on, married man, play around, twotime

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