Words nearby henpecked
OTHER WORDS FROM henpeckedhen·peck·ing, noun
Definition for hen-pecked (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
OTHER WORDS FROM henpeckhen·pecked, adjective
Examples from the Web for hen-pecked
Hand it off to a hen-pecked husband or a put-upon assistant and it can demean or belittle.
What little man could stand being "hen-pecked," even at that tender age?Ginger-Snaps|Fanny Fern
She is a well-to-do widow, who marries Bumble, and reduces the pompous beadle to a hen-pecked husband.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
In that time, Mr. Fabian saw how hen-pecked the poor little man must be, and he resolved to stand by him in his troubles.Polly and Her Friends Abroad|Lillian Elizabeth Roy