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henpeck

[hen-pek]
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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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  • 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
  1. (tr) (of a woman) to harass or torment (a man, esp her husband) by persistent nagging
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