cuck

1 of 2

noun

plural cucks
1
: a man whose wife is unfaithful : cuckold
2
informal, disparaging + often offensive : a weak or submissive man
often used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a man who has politically progressive or moderate views

cuck

2 of 2

verb

cucked; cucking; cucks

transitive verb

1
: to be sexually unfaithful to (someone, especially a man)
also : to have sexual relations with the spouse or partner of (someone else, especially a man)
2
obsolete : to punish (someone) by the cucking stool

Word History

Etymology

Noun

short for cuckold

Verb

derivative of cuck entry 1

First Known Use

Noun

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuck was in 1611

Dictionary Entries Near cuck

Cite this Entry

“Cuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuck. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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