henpecked


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henpecked

Of a man, thoroughly and continually dominated, intimidated, bullied, or browbeaten by a woman, especially his wife or girlfriend. John used to be the most adventurous, spontaneous guy I knew, but since he got married, he's become totally henpecked. I hope I never become some henpecked husband like my father was.
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And Catlin is bemusing as the henpecked husband who loves his missus but secretly dreams of killing her.
Often the subject of jokes - the henpecked man bossed around by a domineering wife - Irish men are very likely to be victims in the home.
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Vera bowed out of the soap in emotional scenes as she was found dead at home by henpecked hubby Jack.
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HENPECKED Steve Metcalf was trapped on a roof in a copycat incident to the one that killed entertainer Rod Hull.
BATTLEAXE Pauline Fowler is dead and almost buried - but henpecked son Martin's troubles are just beginning.
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I'VE always been a bit henpecked - anything for a quiet life.
William Howard Taft was henpecked into running for the office by his wife, who wanted to live in the White House, but she had a stroke soon after he won the election.
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At one point the henpecked husband is so overcome he even turns to the son he detests, Terry, for support.