He*not"ic(?), a. [Gr. , fr. to unite, fr. e"i`s one.] Harmonizing; irenic. Gladstone.
1. ; -- said of a bothering her husband or .
Syn. -- hiccough, make a hiccup.
hen"-peck`(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Henpecked (?); p. pr. & vb. Henpecking.] To bother persistently with trivial complaints; to subject to petty authority; -- said of a woman who thus treats her male companion, especially of wives who thus dominate their husbands. Commonly used in the past participle (often adjectively); as, henpecked for years, he finally left her.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
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