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Definition of "wittol" [wit•tol]

  • Archaic A man who knows of and tolerates his wife's infidelity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wittol" in a sentence
  • "413 The perfect stupidity of the old wittol is told with the driest Arab humour."
  • "Other words on the list include 'wittol' - a man who tolerates his wife's unfaithfulness, which has not been much used since the 1940s."
  • "“Thou whorest and makest me a wittol with shine eyes;” and struck her so that her head went flying."