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under the control of a domineering woman, esp. a wife
There is actually a top-25 list of henpecked men.
1670s, an image from hen + peck (v.).
The henpect Man rides behind his Wife, and lets her wear the Spurs and govern the Reins. [Samuel Butler]
Dominated by women, esp by one's wife; pussy-whipped (1690+)