Wit"tol (?), n. [Said to be for white tail, and so called in allusion to its white tail; but cf. witwal.]

1. Zool.

The wheatear.

[Prov. Eng.]


A man who knows his wife's infidelity and submits to it; a tame cuckold; -- so called because the cuckoo lays its eggs in the wittol's nest.




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