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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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Christiane Andersson examines portrayals of cuckolds associated with impotency in early sixteenth-century northern Swiss art.
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.
The poem's most recent editor agrees, and refers us to other examples of the pun on cuckoo and cuckold.
At Best Cuckold is already being showered with praise from critics, and rightly so, but don't expect Avi to do a runner when the hype dies down this time around.
For example, if, as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick has suggested, men cuckold other men out of homoerotic desire, then the play might be said to stop short of indulging queer pleasure.
Living as a cuckold clouds his days until he is able to reconcile with this boy.
For that the victim still had to take his case to the Church, but the cuckold who had once been considered helpless before his wife's sexuality now had "a chance to reassert his power and turn the tables on his wife's lover" (174).
But then that might be because Hugh Bonneville's cuckold is a recognisably realistic nice dullard (his dinner conversation of fevers and fractures is wonderfully funny) and lover Greg Wise is doing his usual handsome bounder and a cad routine.
THE most recent scholarly consideration of the date of A Cure for a Cuckold appears in F.
More to the point, Clinton was attacked for allowing Jimmy Carter, repeatedly referred to as a "loose cannon" (put on your Freudian thinking caps, please), to cuckold him and Warren Christopher in the area of foreign affairs.
When Avi Buffalo finally did return to record their sophomore effort, the sublime At Best Cuckold, inset, they were less of a band and more of a solo project, with Avi laying down the tracks before inviting some friends to play with him.
When I offered extra dollars, he said, 'In Italy we blow our nose with dollars,' and called me a son of a bitch, a Mafioso and a cuckold," said Aznar.