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wittol

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noun wit·tol \ˈwi-təl\

Definition of wittol

  1. 1 archaic :  a man who knows of his wife's infidelity and puts up with it

  2. 2 archaic :  a witless person



Origin and Etymology of wittol

Middle English wetewold, from weten, witen to know + cokewold cuckold — more at wit


First Known Use: 15th century


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