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A person impersonating his/her offending spouse in a procession with the aim of ridicule; a ludicrous procession for this purpose
A cuckold
A word employed in the phrase, To ride Skimmington; that is to ride on a horse with a woman, but behind her, facing backward, carrying a distaff, and accompanied by a procession of jeering neighbors making mock music; a cavalcade in ridicule of a henpecked man
The custom was in vogue in parts of England