[ hen-pek ]
/ ˈhɛnˌpɛk /
verb (used with object)
to browbeat, bully, or intimidate (one's husband, boyfriend, etc.).
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (ˈhɛnˌpɛk) /
(tr) (of a woman) to harass or torment (a man, esp her husband) by persistent nagging
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