cuckold

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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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She investigates tests for female virginity and increasing male potency that protected men from cuckoldry.
The spatial proximity makes him a witness, as it were, to his own cuckoldry and, at the same time, ridicules his fanciful sexual prowess.
While it is tempting to understand these exchanges as cuckoldry and thus to argue that they allowed qallunaat men to exercise power over Inuit men by sleeping with their wives, it is essential to remember that these relationships were not secrets in the intercultural community and that women were not simply exchanged but appear to have been agents in the exchanges.
The Egyptians discovered it, but asparagus was as popular with the Greeks who invented the myth that it had grown from a ram's horn stuck in the ground, hence its association with cuckoldry.
Cuckoldry was likely one of the most profound threats to fitness our male ancestors faced.
In both cases the mummers' plays rehearsed standard slapstick stuff: sexuality, drunkenness, and cuckoldry.
His topics include looking at the sun in Troilus and Criseyde, of calendars and cuckoldry in The Merchant's Tale, poetry versus magic in The Franklin's Tale, and the iconography of St.
Mounted to the edge of the balcony were four sets of antlers, symbols of cuckoldry that were prominent in every scene.
This discovery prompts Ralph's journey through bars filled with dangerous "Negroes," "frightening" women, and assorted symbols of cuckoldry.
The topics covered on each chapter can be summarized under clear terms: prostitution, homosexuality, lesbianism, "wild women," transvestism, and cuckoldry.
18) Moreover, the offence in the narrative surpasses simple cuckoldry, because in Arthur's case at least symbolically, the insult calls into question his right to rule, over and above threatening his manhood.
12) The second bouquet is the sign of cuckoldry, and the role of the cuckold always implies castration, as is suggested by the horns which are traditionally attributed to him.