cuckolder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cuckold +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

cuckolder (plural cuckolders)

  1. (zoology) A male of certain kinds of fish that interrupts a mating pair to release sperm in an attempt to fertilize the female.
  2. One who commits cuckoldry; one who cuckolds.
    • 1825 February 5, Cobbett, William, “To Mr. Brougham—On Newspaper Government; and on his Education Project”, in Cobbett's Weekly Register[1], volume 53, number 6, page 333:
      The friends of the respective parties, those of the cuckolder on one side, and those of the cuckoldee on the other side; and the public (as far as play-house audiences are the public) have fairly decided in favour of the cuckolder! What an admirable system of “public instruction”!
    • 2001, Williams, Gordon, A Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature, A&C Black, →ISBN, page 277:
      Gascoigne, Hundreth Sundrie Flowres (1573) 78 has a teasing passage in which cuckold and cuckolder are out hunting.

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