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henpeck

[hen-pek] /ˈhɛnˌpɛk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to browbeat, bully, or intimidate (one's husband, boyfriend, etc.).
Related forms
henpecked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for henpeck

henpeck

/ˈhɛnˌpɛk/
verb
1.
(transitive) (of a woman) to harass or torment (a man, esp her husband) by persistent nagging
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