Definition of henpeck in English:


Line breaks: hen|peck
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛnpɛk


[with object] (usually as adjective henpecked)
(Of a woman) continually criticize and order about (her husband or other male partner): henpecked husbands
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  • If you haven't seen it, it's the movie where Adam Sandler plays a novelties salesman who is henpecked by his sisters.
  • Everyone in the neighborhood knows that Mr. Macy is henpecked by his wife and that the poor man won't be allowed to keep the big, yellowy-white blind dog that's wandered onto his property.
  • Others alleged that Isabelle Randall henpecked her husband, was inattentive in church, and ignored her grooming to the point that she had torn seams and grease spots on her suits.

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