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henpeck


henpeck


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Henpeck  \Hen"peck`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Henpecked};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  {Henpecking}.] 
  To  subject  to  petty  authority;  --  said  of  a  wife  who  thus 
  treats  her  husband.  Commonly  used  in  the  past  participle 
  (often  adjectively). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hen-peck 
  v  :  bother  persistently  with  trivial  complaints;  "She  nags  her 
  husband  all  day  long"  [syn:  {nag},  {peck}]