cucking stool


cuck·​ing stool ˈkə-kiŋ- How to pronounce cucking stool (audio)
: a chair formerly used for punishing offenders (such as dishonest tradesmen) by public exposure or ducking in water

Word History


Middle English cucking stol, literally, defecating chair

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cucking stool was in the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cucking stool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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