Definitions

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  • n. A woman who has an unfaithful husband.
  • v. To make a woman into a cuckquean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman whose husband is false to her: correlative to cuckold.

Etymologies

From cuckold +‎ quean (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The rumors about his serial philandering had been out there for years, but a friendly liberal press had not tried very hard to confirm the allegations, and the missus was apparently resigned to the role of a stoic cuckquean.

    Betrayed

  • In a classic cuckquean fantasy, the wife would then jill off, right in front of her sexy tormenters, simultaneously humiliated and exhilarated.

    Susie Bright: Tiger's Cuckold Fantasies -- What Do They Mean?

  • A formidable woman of real power and prestige, she emerged from the Monica affair much more cuckold than cuckquean.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • A wandering crone, lowly form of an immortal serving her conqueror and her gay betrayer, their common cuckquean, a messenger from the secret morning.

    Ulysses

  • In his 1922 novel, Ulysses, James Joyce retrieved it from antiquity: “her gay betrayer, their common cuckquean.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • His cuckquean she is; his wife she is not and never shall be!

    The Golden Dog

  • Beaumanoir, and no one shall know who has killed the cuckquean of the

    The Golden Dog

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  • a female version of a cuckold.

    September 15, 2007

  • ... their common cuckquean, a messenger from the secret morning.
    Joyce, Ulysses, 1

    December 29, 2006