cuckoldry

noun
cuck·​old·​ry | \ ˈkə-kəl-drē How to pronounce cuckoldry (audio) \

Definition of cuckoldry

1 : the practice of making cuckolds
2 : the state of being a cuckold

Examples of cuckoldry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scope of Egan’s vision is astoundingly personal even as the stories rove global: awkward Manhattan hook-ups, luxury safari getaways, suburban cuckoldry, desert kids, dictators, music producers. Ew Staff, EW.com, 25 Nov. 2019 The idea that evolution encourages women to engage in cyclical cuckoldry was certainly an intriguing one. The Economist, 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of cuckoldry

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Cuckoldry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuckoldry. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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