cuckoldry


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cuck·old·ry

 (kŭk′əl-drē, ko͝ok′-)
n.
1. The state of being a cuckold.
2. The act of making someone a cuckold.
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cuck•old•ry

(ˈkʌk əl dri)

n.
1. the act of making someone's husband a cuckold.
2. the state or quality of being a cuckold.
[1520–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuckoldry - the practice of making cuckolds; sexual conquests of married women
sexual conquest, score - a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse; "calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang"
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