from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A man who knows of and tolerates his wife's infidelity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A man who knows or even condones his wife's enjoyment of coitus with another man or men; a contented cuckold.
- n. A bird, the wheatear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The wheatear.
- n. A man who knows his wife's infidelity and submits to it; a tame cuckold; -- so called because the cuckoo lays its eggs in the wittol's nest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who knows his wife's infidelity and submits to it; a submissive cuckold.
- To make a wittol, or contented cuckold, of.
- n. A dialectal reduction of whitetail.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an archaic term for a cuckold who knows about his wife's infidelity but tolerates it
Middle English wetewold : weten, to know (from Old English witan; see wit2) + (coke)wold, cuckold; see cuckold.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English witewold; likely a blend of witen ("to know") + cockewold ("cuckold"), equivalent to wit + cuckold (Wiktionary)