Definition of Hen-peck

1. Verb. Bother persistently with trivial complaints. "She nags her husband all day long"

Exact synonyms: Nag, Peck
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off
Derivative terms: Nag, Nagger



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hen-peck

hemstitches
hemstitching
hemuse
hemusite
hen
hen's-foot
hen's parties
hen's party
hen's teeth
hen's tooth
hen-cluck stertor
hen-hawk
hen-hearted
hen-heartedness
hen-of-the-woods
hen-peck (current term)
hen-wife
hen-witted
hen and chicks
hen do
hen dos
hen harrier
hen harriers
hen hawk
hen hearted
hen night
hen nights
hen of the woods
hen parties
hen party

Literary usage of Hen-peck

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1. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1744)
"... the Honour you do the whole Fraternity of the ' hen-peck'd,in placing that ... in a true ' light the unmarried hen-peck'd, as well as you have ' done ..."

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