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. Well!
Henpecked?-- well, toucans and flamingoes and pelicans all had their bills in him.
"His Grace is, I fear, henpecked, and the Duchess herself is the sport of cleverer people.
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.
"That ever I should live to see you a henpecked husband and enjoying it!" cried Jo, with uplifted hands.
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The comic star became wellknown for his role as Richard Bucket, the henpecked husband of Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC series mocking UK class obsessions.
On one side, there is this henpecked father, whose son later finds out that he is actually a contract killer," Anupam said.
After Aisi Hai Tanhai and Tum Kaisi Aurat Ho, which feature her in the lead, Khan is now due out in Moomal Entertainment's Zann Mureed (which literally translates as 'henpecked husband').
Newcastle racegoers can seize an early initiative by supporting Henpecked in the opening mile-and-ahalf handicap.
The former is a henpecked husband, the latter a selfpitying stoner who's yanked from a post-break-up funk when an adorable kitten turns up on his doorstep.
The former is a henpecked husband, the latter a self-pitying stoner who's yanked from a post-break-up funk when an adorable kitten turns up on his doorstep.