Cuckold

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A cuckold is the husband of an adulterous wife.wikipedia
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Cuckoo

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The word cuckold derives from the cuckoo bird, alluding to its habit of laying its eggs in other birds' nests.
In Europe, the cuckoo is associated with spring, and with cuckoldry, for example in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost.

Cuckquean

The female equivalent cuckquean first appears in English literature in 1562, adding a female suffix to the cuck.
A cuckquean is the gender-opposite of a cuckold.

Infidelity

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A related word, first appearing in 1520, is wittol, which substitutes wit (in the sense of knowing) for the first part of the word, referring to a man aware of and reconciled to his wife's infidelity.
It has been hypothesized that heterosexual men have developed an innate psychological mechanism that responds to the threat of sexual infidelity more than emotional infidelity, and vice versa for heterosexual women because potential cuckoldry is more detrimental to the male, who could potentially invest in offspring of another male, while for females emotional infidelity is more worrisome because they could lose the parental investment to another woman's offspring, therefore affecting their chances of survival.

Parental investment

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In evolutionary biology, the term is also applied to males who are unwittingly investing parental effort in offspring that are not genetically their own.
PIT explains this, as woman's sexual infidelity decreases the male's paternal certainty, thus he will show more stress due to fear of cuckoldry.

Sign of the horns

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In Italy (especially in Southern Italy, where it is a major personal offence), the insult is often accompanied by the sign of the horns.
In many Mediterranean and Latin countries, such as Brazil, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Mexico when directed towards someone and swiveled back and forth, the sign implies cuckoldry; the common words for cuckolded in Italian, Greek and Spanish are cornuto, κερατάς (keratas) and cornudo, respectively, literally meaning "horned".

Adultery

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A cuckold is the husband of an adulterous wife.
These laws were enacted in fear of cuckoldry and thus sexual jealousy.

Cuckservative

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"Cuckservative" is a pejorative formed as a portmanteau of "cuck", a shortened form of the word cuckold, and the political designation conservative.

Sadomasochism

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Psychology regards cuckold fetishism as a variant of masochism, the cuckold deriving pleasure from being humiliated.
Though this idea has come under a number of interpretations, in a primary masochism the masochist undergoes a complete, rather than partial, rejection by the model or courted object (or sadist), possibly involving the model taking a rival as a preferred mate.

Spawn (biology)

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Alternate male strategies which allow small males to engage in cuckoldry can develop in species where spawning is dominated by large and aggressive males.

Beta male (slang)

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Andrew Marantz wrote for the New Yorker that blogger Mike Cernovich believes that his opponents were "beta males, losers, or 'cucks' — slang for 'cuckolds. The common caricature of a beta male, first perpetuated within alt-right circles, is that of a weak or emasculated man who often follows left-wing or far-left politics.

Alt-right

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An abbreviation of cuckold, the term cuck has been used by the alt-right to attack the masculinity of an opponent.
Mainstream conservatives were often denigrated as "cuckservatives", a portmanteau of "cuckold" and "conservative".

Feminization (activity)

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Also encountered in feminization are the following: erotic humiliation, bondage, petticoating, cuckoldry, leather, latex/pvc, infantilism, corporal punishment, etc.

Female promiscuity

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Cuckold fetish is colloquial for a paraphilia in which sexual gratification is gained from maintenance or observation of sexual relations by a woman with a man or a number of men besides her husband, boyfriend or long-term male sex partner.

Polyandry

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Folklore

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The association is common in medieval folklore, literature, and iconography.

Iconography

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The association is common in medieval folklore, literature, and iconography.

Medieval debate poetry

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English usage first appears about 1250 in the medieval debate poem The Owl and the Nightingale.

The Owl and the Nightingale

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English usage first appears about 1250 in the medieval debate poem The Owl and the Nightingale.

John Lydgate

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It was characterized as an overtly blunt term in John Lydgate's "Fall of Princes", c. 1440.

Rut (mammalian reproduction)

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This is an allusion to the mating habits of stags, who forfeit their mates when they are defeated by another male.

Italy

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In Italy (especially in Southern Italy, where it is a major personal offence), the insult is often accompanied by the sign of the horns.

Southern Italy

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In Italy (especially in Southern Italy, where it is a major personal offence), the insult is often accompanied by the sign of the horns.