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cuckold

noun An older term for a man whose wife has been unfaithful.
 
verb To commit adultery on one’s husband; as in, to make a cuckold of one’s husband.
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The most obvious meaning of the dance is that it is a symbolic representation and mocking parody of the literal cuckolds in the play, who are right there in front of the dancers: Sir Japer Fidget and Pinchwife; and, though he is not yet married, Sparkish has an honorary position in this group, having forced Harcourt into his fiancee's arms.
Help came from performers, China Crisis, David Knopov and the Cuckolds.
Cuckolds, who had been universally perceived as objects of ridicule and the butt of stage humor, became objects of sympathy who now had recourse at law.
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary has a reference to "cockles" - cuckolds - in the court of Mary Queen of Scots.
A BRAZILIAN whose eight wives cheated on him has set up a society for cuckolds.
Instead of being seen as sympathetic characters, enmeshed in society's rigid web, Juliet's parents are culpable: Lord Capulet (Douglas Martin) is physically abusive to his daughter and wife, and Lady Capulet (Molly Daly) openly cuckolds him with Tybalt (Stuart Loungway).
The ladies in Thomas Durfey's A Fond Husband (1677) and in Edward Ravenscroft's The London Cuckolds (1682), however, can't think of a good enough reason not to sleep with their gallants.
Second year students on the BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts course will perform Terry's version of Ravenscroft's The London Cuckolds from Thursday to Saturday.