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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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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 examples (32)
  • The couvade is a practical survival from the days of women's rule.
  • I allude to the singular custom of the "couvade," in which the father is put to bed on the birth of a child.
  • When it happens to humans, it's called 'couvade syndrome' as if it was some sort of illness.
  • The couvade prevails or has prevailed very widely. for more
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