A small child catches her mother in flagrante with “Santa” and is wracked with guilt about her cuckolded father.
By the spring, Sinclair was the humiliated and cuckolded partner of an allegedly violent sex criminal.
A swirl of activity ensues, with a cuckolded friend, the challenge to a duel, and the lady of the house designing a garden.
There are three types of cuckolded men: the submissive, forced bisexual, and the voyeurs.
It's less embarrassing all around, and not many men want it to be recorded in the courts that they have been cuckolded.
I say, Guy, did you ever hear of anyone being cut out by a top-hat, cuckolded by a top-hat?
I suppose he must be cuckolded by half the town, to be convinced his wife has charms.
By no means, answered Hippothadee, will you be cuckolded, if it please God.
How the devil can she be cuckolded who never yet was married?
Those devils of Cordeliers have cuckolded us; they have taken our places, and shown us the folly of not sleeping with our wives.
mid-13c., kukewald, from Old French cucuault, from cocu (see cuckoo) + pejorative suffix -ault, of Germanic origin. So called from the female bird's alleged habit of changing mates, or her authentic habit of leaving eggs in another bird's nest.
In Modern French the identity is more obvious: Coucou for the bird and cocu for the betrayed husband. German Hahnrei (13c.), from Low German, is of obscure origin. The second element seems to be connected to words for "ardent," and suggests perhaps "sexually aggressive hen," with transferal to humans, but Kluge suggests rather a connection to words for "capon" and "castrated." Related: Cuckoldry.
1580s, from cuckold (n.). Related: Cuckolded; cuckolding.