- a man who knows of and tolerates his wife's infidelity.
Origin of wittol
Examples from the Web for wittol
Historical Examples of wittol
We jest had180 time to wittol the boats and stand for the shore.The Wreck of the Grosvenor, Volume 2 of 3
William Clark Russell
She would not quit the estate and title of the wittol who had wedded her.Kenilworth
Sir Walter Scott
A wittol, a barber, and a bald-headed man travelled together.
There are cases in which we may pretend to sleep; but the wittol rule has some sense in it, Non omnibus dormio.
Wittol, wit′ol, n. one who knows his wife's faithlessness, and submits to it.
- obsolete a man who tolerates his wife's unfaithfulness