Archaic a man who knows of his wife's adultery and tolerates it
Origin of wittolLate Middle English wetewold, formed, based on cokewold (see cuckold) from witen, to know: see wit
A man who knows of and tolerates his wife's infidelity.
Origin of wittolMiddle English wetewold weten to know ( from Old English witan ; see wit 2. ) (coke)wold cuckold ; see cuckold .
- (archaic) A man who knows or even condones his wife's enjoyment of coitus with another man or men; a contented cuckold.