[ kawr-noot, -nyoot ]
/ kɔrˈnut, -ˈnyut /

verb (used with object), cor·nut·ed, cor·nut·ing.

Archaic. to cuckold.


Origin of cornute

1590–1600; < Latin cornūtus horned, equivalent to cornū horn + -tus adj. suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cornute

  • Examples of helmets with cornute appendages, especially found in classical art, are not wanting in medival times.

    Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
  • Cornute, horned; bearing a horn-like projection or appendage.

British Dictionary definitions for cornute



/ (kɔːˈnjuːt) /


biology having or resembling cornua; hornlikethe cornute process of a bone

Word Origin for cornute

C17: from Latin cornūtus horned, from cornū horn
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