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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.
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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.
Living as a cuckold clouds his days until he is able to reconcile with this boy.
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He didn't like the weight of the cuckold's horns settling on his brow.
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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.
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