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henpeck

[ hen-pek ]
/ ˈhɛnˌpɛk /
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verb (used with object)
to browbeat, bully, or intimidate (one's husband, boyfriend, etc.).
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OTHER WORDS FROM henpeck

henpecked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for henpeck

henpeck
/ (ˈhɛnˌpɛk) /

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