browbeaten, bullied, or intimidated by one's wife, girlfriend, etc.: a henpecked husband who never dared to contradict his wife.

1670–80; hen + peck + -ed2

henpecking, noun
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verb (used with object)
to browbeat, bully, or intimidate (one's husband, boyfriend, etc.).

henpecked, adjective
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henpeck (ˈhɛnˌpɛk)
(tr) (of a woman) to harass or torment (a man, esp her husband) by persistent nagging

henpecked (ˈhɛnˌpɛkd)
(of a man) continually harassed or tormented by the persistent nagging of a woman (esp his wife)

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Main Entry:  hen-pecked
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  under the control of a domineering woman, esp. a wife
Example:  There is actually a top-25 list of henpecked men.
Etymology:  1680
Usage:  derogatory slang
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