from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Particularly of husbands, plagued or overwhelmed by a nagging or overbearing wife.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Governed or controlled entirely by one's wife; domineered over.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. harassed by persistent nagging
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The idea that a play should send anyone reaching for the word "henpecked" is disheartening.
Because, come on: a photo of you and your best work friend with Jon Gosselin, previously semiknown as the henpecked dad from the TLC reality series
T-Paw is very obviously not leadership material. very wishy-washy – trying so hard to pretend not to be sold out to big$ and held hostage by wingbaggers. like some kind of henpecked cuckold in the gop barnyard.
Sellers plays a small-town librarian who feels saddled with wife and children one critic describes him as "henpecked" but since the worn but pretty wife is trapped with two squalling kids in a three room flat I don't think her irritability is unjustified.
Singaporean men are also sometimes branded with the "henpecked" label, she said, something they have learned to shrug off.
This does not prevent him from being "henpecked" in many cases, but on the whole it assures his superior status.
"henpecked" by his wife, adding that the best thing that could happen to this economy "is to get him out of any position of power to run it."
His most famous role is Dan Conner, the henpecked husband on “Roseanne.”
So now you think he is “henpecked”, you have such a low opinion of women.
Jean-Philippe Lafont, the French baritone making his overdue Covent Garden debut as Cinderella's father, was sympathetic, at once tender in his big duet with his daughter and henpecked by his hideous wife.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.