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Meaning of HENPECK

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hen"peck`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Henpecked}; p. pr. &
vb. {Henpecking}.]
To subject to petty authority; -- said of a wife who thus
treats her husband. Commonly used in the past participle
(often adjectively).

 
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