cuckoldry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cuckold +‎ -ry.

Noun[edit]

cuckoldry (countable and uncountable, plural cuckoldries)

  1. An act of adultery committed by a married woman against her husband.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      How many such-like cuckoldries are there in histories, procured by the Gods against seely mortall men?
  2. The state of being a cuckold.
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