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Wear Green Hat

To be a cuckold.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 July, 2016, 3:48pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:18pm

Definition: To be a cuckold.

Origin: In Ming dynasty China, prostitutes or those who lived off prostitution had to wrap their heads in green scarves or wear green hats. Green was seen as a lowly color.