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wittol

[wit-l]
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noun Archaic.
  1. a man who knows of and tolerates his wife's infidelity.

Origin of wittol

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

noun
  1. obsolete a man who tolerates his wife's unfaithfulness

Word Origin

C15 wetewold, from witen to know (see wit ²) + -wold, perhaps from cokewold cuckold
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