Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the qualities of a cuckold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the qualities of a cuckold; mean-spirited; sneaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Like or as a cuckold.
  • adjective Possessing the qualities of a cuckold.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • That is another simple sin in you, to bring the ewes and the rams together and to offer to get your living by the copulation of cattle; to be bawd to a bell-wether, and to betray a she-lamb of a twelvemonth to a crooked-pated, old, cuckoldly ram, out of all reasonable match.

    As You Like It

  • I will use her as the key of the cuckoldly rogue’s coffer; and there’s my harvest-home.

    Act II. Scene II. The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • I wish myself back again, as you told me I should, but not because a thin, death-doing, pestiferous north-east wind blows in a line directly from Crazy Castle turret fresh upon me in this cuckoldly retreat (for I value the north-east wind and all its powers not a straw), but the transition from rapid motion to absolute rest was too violent.

    Sterne

  • I charged with my troop abreast with Prince Rupert, and when, as you may have heard, we were both beaten off by those cuckoldly hinds the Trained

    Peveril of the Peak

  • Peveril of the Peak! down with Bridgenorth, and all upstart cuckoldly

    Peveril of the Peak

  • I charged with my troop abreast with Prince Rupert, and when, as you may have heard, we were both beaten off by those cuckoldly hinds the

    Peveril of the Peak

  • "Where be these cuckoldly Roundheads," cried some.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • That is another simple sin in you, to bring the ewes and the rams together and to offer to get your living by the copulation of cattle; to be bawd to a bell-wether, and to betray a she-lamb of a twelvemonth to a crooked-pated, old, cuckoldly ram, out of all reasonable match.

    As You Like It

  • I will use her as the key of the cuckoldly rogue's coffer; and there's my harvest-home.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • Falstaff's a knave, a cuckoldly knave; here are his horns, Master Brook: and, Master Brook, he hath enjoyed nothing of Ford's but his buck-basket, his cudgel, and twenty pounds of money, which must be paid to Master Brook; his horses are arrested for it, Master Brook.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

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