henpeck

[hen-pek]

verb (used with object)

to browbeat, bully, or intimidate (one's husband, boyfriend, etc.).

Nearby words

  1. hennessey,
  2. hennin,
  3. henoch,
  4. henoch-schönlein purpura,
  5. henotheism,
  6. henpecked,
  7. henri,
  8. henri, robert,
  9. henrietta,
  10. henrietta maria

Related formshen·pecked, adjective

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Examples 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

henpeck

verb

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