Hand it off to a hen-pecked husband or a put-upon assistant and it can demean or belittle.
But the marquis found even the hen-pecked Partan a nobler and more elevating presence than any strutting platitude of Bond street.
What little man could stand being "hen-pecked," even at that tender age?
Jerry Sneak, a hen-pecked husband,—a character in the Mayor of Garret.
The angels minister to the tyrants; or the gentle, hen-pecked husband cowers before the superior partlet.
Dì giyud makasayidbit, He is such a hen-pecked husband he can never fool around.
In his own single nook, I regret to say, he is hen-pecked—unmercifully hen-pecked.
The number of Northern church-members who are hen-pecked husbands.
The "sassiest" man in any community is the hen-pecked husband away from home.
But, like all other hen-pecked husbands, on the back of the scape-goat Cunning, he fled away from the uplifted lash.
under the control of a domineering woman, esp. a wife
There is actually a top-25 list of henpecked men.
Dominated by women, esp by one's wife; pussy-whipped (1690+)