cuck

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of cuckold.

Noun[edit]

cuck (plural cucks)

  1. (slang) A cuckold.
    • 1706, Edward Ward, Hudibras redivivus, I.10:
      Not the Horn-Plague, but something worse, Had drove the frighted Cucks from thence.
    • 2015, Filipa Jodelka, The Guardian, 17 August:
      We bounce from Bisset and Seymour’s increasingly happy shagging to Worsley, the willing cuck, watching on and, finally, the trial that Worsley brings against Bisset.
  2. (offensive slang) A weakling.
    • 2016, Kumail Nanjiani, quoted in The Guardian, 12 November:
      “He starts getting in my face. Thomas puts his hand on the dude’s chest to stop him. ‘Don’t touch me you cuck. Wanna go outside?’”
  3. (offensive slang) One who acts against their own interests, or that of their own race, gender, class, religion, etc.
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Verb[edit]

cuck (third-person singular simple present cucks, present participle cucking, simple past and past participle cucked)

  1. (slang, transitive) To cuckold.
  2. (slang, transitive, derogatory) To weaken or emasculate.

Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from cucking stool.

Verb[edit]

cuck (third-person singular simple present cucks, present participle cucking, simple past and past participle cucked)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To punish (someone) by putting them in a cucking stool.

Yola[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuck

  1. cock (rooster)

References[edit]

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)