henpeck definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • Informal To take over or harass (one's husband) with persistent nagging.
    • To bother persistently with trivial issues; to susceptible to petty expert; -- said of a woman just who therefore treats her male companion, especially of wives whom thus dominate their husbands. Popular in the past participle (often adjectively).
  • verb:
    • To nag persistently.
    • trouble persistently with insignificant grievances
  • others:
    • To rule or keep in subjection by exceptional force of will or assaults of ill temper; domineer over: stated of a wife who therefore rules her spouse.
  • noun:
    • The rule or control of a husband by their partner; henpecking.

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