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cornute

[ kawr-noot, -nyoot ]
/ kɔrˈnut, -ˈnyut /
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verb (used with object), cor·nut·ed, cor·nut·ing.
Archaic. to cuckold.
adjective
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Origin of cornute

1590–1600; <Latin cornūtus horned, equivalent to cornūhorn + -tus adj. suffix
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How to use cornute in a sentence

  • 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

cornute

cornuted

/ (kɔːˈnjuːt) /

adjective
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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