skimmington

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Noun[edit]

skimmington (plural skimmingtons)

  1. (obsolete) A person impersonating his/her offending spouse in a procession with the aim of ridicule.
  2. (obsolete) A ludicrous procession for the purpose of ridiculing (a person's offending spouse).
  3. (obsolete) A cuckold

References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989