from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A private reprimand given to a husband by his wife.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A private admonition or chiding; a lecture or scolding, such as might be given behind the curtains or in bed by a wife to her husband.
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- noun a private lecture to a husband by his wife
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[So called because it was originally given in a curtained bed.]
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