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 wit2) + (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.