- to browbeat, bully, or intimidate (one's husband, boyfriend, etc.).
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Related Words for henpeckbadger, berate, bother, bug, bully, carp, fuss, harass, hector, hound, intimidate, irritate, needle, pester, ride, scold, torment
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Was it possible that she might not be going to henpeck him after all?The Way of All Flesh
- (tr) (of a woman) to harass or torment (a man, esp her husband) by persistent nagging
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