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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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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!" cried Jo, with uplifted hands.
When she passes away, the half-siblings are condemned to the questionable care of their acid-tongued aunt Ellen (Vicki Pepperdine) and her henpecked husband Ken (Kevin Eldon).
What to the policemen is a shirtless loiterer is seen by the barangay officials as a henpecked husband rushing to buy condiments at his wife's command.
They also have an elder brother who is now married and the sisters constantly rib him about being a henpecked husband. The dynamics and sparring among them seem organic, claim the actors.
Daughter Denise and her henpecked husband David are always crammed on the family sofa next to mum Barb, despite having a home of their own.
The former is a henpecked husband, the latter a selfpitying stoner who's yanked from a post-break-up funk when an adorable kitten turns up on his doorstep.
Elsewhere, the classic villain got a psycho twist with Riteish Deshmukh's henpecked husband driven to lunacy in Ek Villain .
The killer in "Ek Villain" is a henpecked husband moonlighting as a guy who believes if life screws you use a screwdriver to screw other people's lives.
Showing a warm and surprising restraint in the role of a madly inventive grifter, henpecked husband and loving adoptive father (to Rosalyn's son), the actor is increasingly called upon to fill the story's moral center as the stakes and shenanigans around him escalate.
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.
"The link between butterflies and dreams is poorly understood." So begins the title story of this wry and witty collection, narrated by a henpecked husband who, it turns out, has Alzheimer's disease.