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cornuted

[kawr-noo-tid, -nyoo-]
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adjective
  1. having horns.
  2. shaped like a horn.
  3. Archaic. cuckolded.
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Also cornute.

Origin of cornuted

First recorded in 1605–15; cornute + -ed2

cornute

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

1590–1600; < Latin cornūtus horned, equivalent to cornū horn + -tus adj. suffix
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Historical Examples

  • He avoided marriage and friendship; namely, he was neither plundered nor cornuted.

    Paul Clifford, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for cornuted

cornute

cornuted

adjective
  1. biology having or resembling cornua; hornlikethe cornute process of a bone
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin cornūtus horned, from cornū horn
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