skimmington

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

skimmington (plural skimmingtons)

  1. (obsolete) A person impersonating his/her offending spouse in a procession with the aim of ridicule.
  2. (obsolete) A ludicrous procession for the purpose of ridiculing (a person's offending spouse).
  3. (obsolete) A cuckold

ReferencesEdit

  • OED 2nd edition 1989
Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 13:31