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verb (used with object)
  1. to browbeat, bully, or intimidate (one's husband, boyfriend, etc.).
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Related formshen·pecked, adjective
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Related Words for henpeck

badger, berate, bother, bug, bully, carp, fuss, harass, hector, hound, intimidate, irritate, needle, pester, ride, scold, torment

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Historical Examples of henpeck

  • Was it possible that she might not be going to henpeck him after all?

    The Way of All Flesh

    Samuel Butler

British Dictionary definitions for henpeck


  1. (tr) (of a woman) to harass or torment (a man, esp her husband) by persistent nagging
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