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    Hes been mistreated..

    What would you call a guy who has been or is being cheated on by his partner? Is there a slang or something for that? Here in Brazil, we say for example, that the guy is a corno, which means horn, as in a bull has horns...

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    #2

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    You could use cuckold, but I doubt that that word is used much nowadays.

    cuckold - Definitions from Dictionary.com

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    #3

    Re: Hes been mistreated..

    Thank you RonBee...

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    #4

    Re: Hes been mistreated..

    Sometimes we say "(Girlfriend's name) is playing him for a fool."

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    #5

    Re: Hes been mistreated..

    Or she's two-timing him.

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    PS - Also, as the string's title suggests, 'mistreated' can be used in this sense: there's a blues lyric that complains 'I['ve] been mistreated'.
    Last edited by BobK; 09-Nov-2006 at 12:06. Reason: PS added

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    #6

    Re: Hes been mistreated..

    She's sleeping around.

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    Re: Hes been mistreated..

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I know this song too.. but cuckold is the one I was looking for cause what I wanted was a noun for the man who has been cheated on..Cheers people..Youre very helpful.

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    Re: Hes been mistreated..

    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Thank you all for your suggestions. I know this song too.. but cuckold is the one I was looking for cause what I wanted was a noun for the man who has been cheated on..Cheers people..Youre very helpful.
    You're welcome . But take note of what RonBee said: the word isn't very widely used nowadays (in fact, I'd guess quite a few native speakers wouldn't recognize it at all - or maybe they might associate it with literature lessons they had at school: there are lots of cuckolds in Shakespeare).

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