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

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To my oldest sister my e field, to con-sole her for being married to a ma n whom she is obliged to henpeck.
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