henpecked

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Etymology[edit]

hen +‎ pecked

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛnpɛkt/
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  • Hyphenation: hen‧pecked

Adjective[edit]

henpecked (comparative more henpecked, superlative most henpecked)

  1. Particularly of husbands, plagued or overwhelmed by a nagging or overbearing wife.
    The bar became a haven for henpecked husbands to go to commiserate.

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