henpeck


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hen·peck

 (hĕn′pĕk′)
tr.v. hen·pecked, hen·peck·ing, hen·pecks Informal
To dominate or harass (someone, usually a man) with persistent nagging.

henpeck

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

hen•peck

(ˈhɛnˌpɛk)
v.t.
to nag, scold, or regularly find fault with (one's husband).
[1670–80]

henpeck


Past participle: henpecked
Gerund: henpecking

Imperative
henpeck
henpeck
Present
I henpeck
you henpeck
he/she/it henpecks
we henpeck
you henpeck
they henpeck
Preterite
I henpecked
you henpecked
he/she/it henpecked
we henpecked
you henpecked
they henpecked
Present Continuous
I am henpecking
you are henpecking
he/she/it is henpecking
we are henpecking
you are henpecking
they are henpecking
Present Perfect
I have henpecked
you have henpecked
he/she/it has henpecked
we have henpecked
you have henpecked
they have henpecked
Past Continuous
I was henpecking
you were henpecking
he/she/it was henpecking
we were henpecking
you were henpecking
they were henpecking
Past Perfect
I had henpecked
you had henpecked
he/she/it had henpecked
we had henpecked
you had henpecked
they had henpecked
Future
I will henpeck
you will henpeck
he/she/it will henpeck
we will henpeck
you will henpeck
they will henpeck
Future Perfect
I will have henpecked
you will have henpecked
he/she/it will have henpecked
we will have henpecked
you will have henpecked
they will have henpecked
Future Continuous
I will be henpecking
you will be henpecking
he/she/it will be henpecking
we will be henpecking
you will be henpecking
they will be henpecking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been henpecking
you have been henpecking
he/she/it has been henpecking
we have been henpecking
you have been henpecking
they have been henpecking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been henpecking
you will have been henpecking
he/she/it will have been henpecking
we will have been henpecking
you will have been henpecking
they will have been henpecking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been henpecking
you had been henpecking
he/she/it had been henpecking
we had been henpecking
you had been henpecking
they had been henpecking
Conditional
I would henpeck
you would henpeck
he/she/it would henpeck
we would henpeck
you would henpeck
they would henpeck
Past Conditional
I would have henpecked
you would have henpecked
he/she/it would have henpecked
we would have henpecked
you would have henpecked
they would have henpecked
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henpeck

verb
Informal. To scold or find fault with constantly:
References in classic literature ?
She is resolute and impetuous, clever and domineering; she is not one of those model women who want a man to look up to, and to protect them -- her beau-ideal (though she may not think it herself) is a man she can henpeck.
They henpeck at you for any little thing you did wrong.
I'M not saying the moosus henpecks me but I've asked when I die for my favourite song to be played at my funeral, 'I Did It Her Way.