Wittol definition

wĭtl
(archaic) A man who knows or even condones his wife's enjoyment of coitus with another man or men; a contented cuckold.
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A man who knows of and tolerates his wife's infidelity.
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(archaic) A man who knows of his wife's adultery and tolerates it.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wittol
Plural:
wittols

Origin of wittol

  • Middle English wetewold weten to know (from Old English witan wit2) (coke)wold cuckold cuckold

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English witewold; likely a blend of witen (“to know") + cockewold (“cuckold"), equivalent to wit +"Ž cuckold

    From Wiktionary