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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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References in classic literature ?
These, however, when they do take place, produce no unhappiness, and are preceded by no bickerings; for the simple reason, than an ill-used wife or a henpecked husband is not obliged to file a bill in Chancery to obtain a divorce.
That ever I should live to see you a henpecked husband and enjoying it
And which the saucy beach scene with the henpecked husband and his better (and usually bigger) half?
LONG the retreat of the henpecked husband, the hallowed man's shed is associated with escape, quiet contemplation and the occasional odd-job - but all that is changing in North Wales.
BRITAIN'S most henpecked husband has finally escaped to a safe house after enduring years of abuse.
Elsewhere, the classic villain got a psycho twist with Riteish Deshmukh's henpecked husband driven to lunacy in Ek Villain .
Richard Elfyn excels as Mr Pugh, the henpecked husband plotting poisoning, while remaining meek in front of his shrewish wife.
A wife-term in jail A henpecked husband in Edinburg, Texas went to extreme lengths to hide his big night out with the boys from his wife by faking his own kidnapping.
I would not be surprised if this henpecked husband allowed his insatiable wife to spend the night elsewhere.
He claimed he was a henpecked husband who "flipped" after she threatened to leave him to go back to her native Thailand.
We also met Theresa and her henpecked husband at her famous Socca stall - it's a kind of delicious chickpea crepe - just a stone's throw from the sea.
So begins the title story of this wry and witty collection, narrated by a henpecked husband who, it turns out, has Alzheimer's disease.
TheDailyPreview COMEDY CHEKHOV Bridge House Theatre, Warwick JUST how many parcels can a henpecked husband carry?
I went through three bicycles," she said, recalling Marina's preferred mode of transport for her secret trysts with henpecked husband Howard.
It's the quintessential domineering wife and henpecked husband act, which Wright and Vancil play to perfection.