- the husband of an unfaithful wife.
- to make a cuckold of (a husband).
Origin of cuckold
Examples from the Web for cuckolded
There are three types of cuckolded men: the submissive, forced bisexual, and the voyeurs.The Cuckolding Fetish: When Your Wife’s Cheating Turns You On
February 22, 2014
A small child catches her mother in flagrante with “Santa” and is wracked with guilt about her cuckolded father.How Santa Hurts Christmas
December 23, 2013
By the spring, Sinclair was the humiliated and cuckolded partner of an allegedly violent sex criminal.DSK's Wife Says She Will Head French Version of the Huffington Post
December 22, 2011
It's less embarrassing all around, and not many men want it to be recorded in the courts that they have been cuckolded.Why We Adore Liz Hurley's Love Life
April 6, 2011
A swirl of activity ensues, with a cuckolded friend, the challenge to a duel, and the lady of the house designing a garden.The Past Is Present in Arcadia
March 16, 2011
I suppose he must be cuckolded by half the town, to be convinced his wife has charms.The Sylph, Volume I and II
Upon mine honour, it gives me in my mind that you will be cuckolded by a monk.
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?
He wondered how many men had been cuckolded that season in London without knowing it.The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two
- a man whose wife has committed adultery, often regarded as an object of scorn
- (tr) to make a cuckold of
Word Origin and History for cuckolded
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.