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Blend of cuckold +‎ quean (disreputable woman).


  • IPA(key): /ˈkʌk.kwiːn/
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cuckquean (plural cuckqueans)

  1. A woman who has an unfaithful husband.
    Coordinate terms: cuckold, wittol (archaic)
    • 1562, John Heywood, The Proverbs and Epigrams of John Heywood (A.D. 1562), Reprint edition, Spenser Society, published 1867, page 62:
      Ye make hir a cookqueane.
    • 1897, William Kirby, “Weird Sisters”, in The Golden Dog[1] (Fiction), Reprint edition, Echo Library, published 2009, →ISBN, page 289:
      Yes, that's her name! His cuckquean she is; his wife she is not and never shall be!
    • 2007 September 13, Judith Warner, “Horned and Scorned”, in New York Times[2], retrieved 2012-09-12:
      A formidable woman of real power and prestige, she emerged from the Monica affair much more cuckold than cuckquean. Her husband’s perfidy did, in a sense, disturb the natural order of things; in the post-feminist age, ...
    • 2010, Robert K. Tanenbaum, Betrayed[3], Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 4:
      The rumors about his serial philandering had been out there for years, but a friendly liberal press had not tried very hard to confirm the allegations, and the missus was apparently resigned to the role of a stoic cuckquean.
  2. (fetish) A woman who is attracted to or aroused by the sexual infidelity of a partner.



cuckquean (third-person singular simple present cuckqueans, present participle cuckqueaning, simple past and past participle cuckqueaned)

  1. (transitive) To make a woman into a cuckquean.