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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 ?
If Red-Eye was a Bluebeard, Lop-Ear was hen-pecked; and I imagine that Red-Eye was too shrewd ever to covet Lop-Ear's wife.
They were spirited to Asia, spirited to Germany, so spirited to Great Britain that the international attitude of the mother country to her great daughter was constantly compared in contemporary caricature to that between a hen-pecked husband and a vicious young wife.
Men in our comedies are never conquering heroes but hen-pecked husbands, deluded regional managers of paper firms and -- most hen-pecked and deluded of all -- the foreigner-bashing, Austin 1100-thrashing snob proprietor of the hotel from hell.
Casey's Laurence meanwhile perfectly embodies the hen-pecked, stressed-out husband, belittled by his wife at every opportunity and scorned by her right up until the play's tragi-comic climax.
Clive starred as hen-pecked Richard Bucket opposite Patricia Routledge in 42 episodes of Keeping Up Appearances.
Just 30 minutes north of Newcastle, the park's entertainment line-up continues with a more conventional Easter guest in the form of Plucky - a friendly giant chicken with her hen-pecked sidekick companion.
Creepy Graham (Friday Night Dinner's Mark Heap) continuously clutches his bag for dear life and hen-pecked Fiat!
During that time he produced 180 pictures of hen-pecked husbands and their larger-than-life wives.
It's a couples' holiday to celebrate the 50th birthday of Robin (Steve Pemberton), possibly the most hen-pecked, brow-beaten husband to have ever lived.
He plays a hen-pecked, slightly camp, villainous King Rat convincingly along with his partnerin-crime, Queen Rat (Juliet Rimell).
He plays a hen-pecked, slightly camp, villainous King Rat convincingly, along with his partner in crime, Queen Rat (Juliet Rimell).
BEST COMEDY PER PERFORMANCE Steve McDonald/Coronation Street Simon Gregson (above left) has been hilariously superb as hen-pecked Steve.
The hen-pecked salesman snapped in spectacular style after his wife started going on and on about his more successful younger brother, the washing machine and even his choice of tie.
Les Dennis was at times slightly hammy yet entertaining in his portrayal of hen-pecked husband Victor Smiley, whose rows with wife Joan (excellently played by Claire Goose) provided much of the laughter in the packed theatre.