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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I'd thought her dad was a bit of a joke because he's so henpecked, but I'll end up just like him.
I'VE always been a bit henpecked - anything for a quiet life.
People say he's henpecked, but he gave as good as he got.