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Feb 29, 2012This week's theme
Words with hidden animals
This week's words
A reed warbler raising the young of a cuckoo
Photo: Per Harald Olsen
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A man whose wife is unfaithful.
verb tr.: To make a cuckold of a husband.
From Old French cucu (cuckoo) + -ald (pejorative suffix), from the female cuckoo's habit of leaving eggs in another bird's nest. Earliest documented use: 1250.
"Upon release from the trunk of the car, the man told the police that he was kidnapped by the jealous husband of a woman. The alleged cuckold, Ruslan Ivkin denied the motive."
Man Found in Car Trunk; The Moscow Times (Russia); Jan 12, 2012.
See more usage examples of cuckold in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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