couvade couvade

Definition(s):

  • (n) a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child

Usage(s):

  • Men, of course, cannot bear babies despite the romantic notions called couvade, whereby the father writhes in bed when the mother goes through labor.
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subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /