henpecked


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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.

henpecked

(ˈhɛnˌpɛkd)
adj
(of a man) continually harassed or tormented by the persistent nagging of a woman (esp his wife)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.henpecked - harassed by persistent nagging
submissive - inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"

henpecked

adjective dominated, subjugated, browbeaten, subject, bullied, timid, cringing, meek, treated like dirt, led by the nose, tied to someone's apron strings, pussy-whipped (taboo slang) The henpecked husband yielded to her demands.
dominating, aggressive, macho, assertive, forceful, spirited, wilful, bossy (informal), domineering, overbearing, self-assertive
Translations
زوجٌ خاضِع لزوجته
pod pantoflem
papucs
beittur ofríki, kúgaîur
pod papučou

henpecked

[ˈhenpekt] ADJdominado por su mujer
a henpecked husbandun marido dominado por su mujer, un calzonazos (Sp)

henpecked

[ˈhɛnˌpɛkt] adj (fam) he is henpeckedè succube della moglie

hen

(hen) noun
1. the female farmyard fowl. Hens lay eggs.
2. the female of any bird. The hen is sitting on the nest; (also adjective) a hen blackbird.
ˈhen party noun
a party for women only, often just before one of them gets married (for men see stag party).
ˈhenpecked (-pekt) adjective
(of a man) ruled by his wife. a henpecked husband.
References in classic literature ?
That ever I should live to see you a henpecked husband and enjoying it
These, however, when they do take place, produce no unhappiness, and are preceded by no bickerings; for the simple reason, than an ill-used wife or a henpecked husband is not obliged to file a bill in Chancery to obtain a divorce.
His Grace is, I fear, henpecked, and the Duchess herself is the sport of cleverer people.
In the comedy Carpool, Tom, right, plays a henpecked husband who decides to get rich quick.
Henpecked by his overbearing wife and tormented by his evil quadruplet daughters, he has to spend his summer tutoring the uneducated son of a nymphomaniac and her alcoholic husband.
Naturally, poor Egan is a henpecked husband; Billingsley's wife, Bonita Friedericy, portrays the harpy.
LAURA'S baby obsession continues and she plans a night of passion with her henpecked husband, but Ian is plotting a vasectomy behind her back.
And in circumstances that would make Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis weep as he wrestles with the problem of the henpecked David Unsworth, the profit came without Jarni kicking a ball for the Sky Blues.
Hopefully, Team Whillans can strike with the appropriately named HENPECKED (7.
But given the economic upheavals, political scandals, the miners' strike and all manner of difficulties following the Royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Di, the BBC for much of the period resembled a henpecked husband just waiting to be given a good kicking.
Later, the CSIs discover from Neal's brother that he was henpecked and was supposed to meet him in the club that night.
He claimed he was a henpecked husband who "flipped" after she threatened to leave him to go back to her native Thailand.