AskDefine | Define henpeck

Dictionary Definition

hen-peck v : bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long" [syn: nag, peck]

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  1. especially of a wife To nag persistently

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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