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  • Cuckoldry — Cuck old*ry ( ?ld r?), n. The state of being a cuckold; the practice of making cuckolds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuckoldry — cuckold ► NOUN ▪ the husband of an adulteress, regarded as an object of derision. ► VERB ▪ make (a married man) a cuckold. DERIVATIVES cuckoldry noun. ORIGIN Old French cucuault, from cucu cuckoo (from the cuckoo s habit of laying its egg in… …   English terms dictionary

  • cuckoldry — noun Date: 1529 1. the practice of making cuckolds 2. the state of being a cuckold …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cuckoldry — in nest building fishes, a male that is not the parental nest guarder fertilises some eggs. Sneaker males dart out from hiding while satellite males mimic females to gain access to the nest site …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cuckoldry — /kuk euhl dree/, n. 1. the act of making someone s husband a cuckold. 2. the state or quality of being a cuckold. [1520 30; CUCKOLD + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cuckoldry — noun The state of being a cuckold …   Wiktionary

  • cuckoldry — Synonyms and related words: adulterous affair, adultery, affair, amour, concubinage, criminal conversation, entanglement, eternal triangle, extracurricular sex, extramarital relations, flirtation, forbidden love, fornication, free love, free… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cuckoldry — n. cheating on one s husband, being unfaithful to one s husband …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cuckoldry — cuck·old·ry …   English syllables

  • cuckoldry — cuck•old•ry [[t]ˈkʌk əl dri[/t]] n. 1) the act of making someone s husband a cuckold 2) the state or quality of being a cuckold • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

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