henpecked henpecked  /ˈhɛn ˌpɛkt/


  • (adj) harassed by persistent nagging


  1. McCain henpecked by an incumbent he never liked, a dire economy he can't control and a newcomer with less baggage than the Tooth Fairy suddenly seemed free from worry.
  2. Steve Carell would have been perfect for Stu, the amiable, henpecked dentist; but Ed Helms, Carell's cohort on The Daily Show and The Office, costs so much less.
  3. Maybe Eliot's mother really was a screaming, tight-fisted tyrant, and his father the standard henpecked husband.


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    Celebrities Entertainment TV Jon Gosselin Waiter Jon Gosselin used to live in an $1.3 million home and star in a TLC reality series that 10 million people watched every week. However, now the former henpecked-husband of Kate Gosselin works as a waiter and lives in a cabin in the woods with no Internet or television (video below). Jon recently told Entertainment Tonight how radically his life has ...
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  1. "We may not like work very much, but we do like our offices. The office is the natural habitat of Homo sapiens," Johnson wrote in The Telegraph. "Like baboons, we go there to groom and to socialize. We need to henpeck and to be henpecked; we...
    on Dec 9, 2007 By: Boris Johnson Source: Toronto Star

  2. The Chicago Tribune reports that in regards to President Obama, Blagojevich stated, "He is a lot more henpecked than me. He listens to Michelle."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Rod Blagojevich Source: FOXNews (blog)

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