In the first installment of Teaching Tuesday I bring you probably the most important question: “What is a cuckquean?”
The short version: a cuckquean is a woman with an unfaithful husband/boyfriend.
Cuckquean (‘cuck-qween’ / ˈkʌkkwiːn; ‘cuck- keen’ / ˈkʌk-kiːn )
1. A female cuckold.
2. A wife who is compliant in her fetish for her husband’s unfaithfullness or adultery (urbandictionary cuckquean)
Feminine form of late Old English cuckold + Old English cwene, meaning Queen. The true cuckquean will be a willing participant in the sex act between the husband and the third part female and may be subjected to humiliation and degraging sexual acts by both husband and partner.
Note on pronunciation: It is pronounced “cuck-queen.”
ORIGIN – Feminine form of late Old English cuckold, in turn from Old French cucuault, from cucu ‘cuckoo’ (the cuckoo’s lays its eggs in other bird’s nests). The equivalent words in
French and other languages applied to both the bird and the adulterer;
+ Old English cwene, meaning Queen.
Note: the terms husband, wife, companion, partner, mate are all used here to describe two people in a committed relationship.