Henpecked Husbands

Henpecked Husbands

Heresy (See APOSTASY.)
Belphegor
fiend turned man; henpecked by wife. [Ital. Lit.: Belphegor, Walsh Classical, 53]
Dithers, Mr.
Dagwood’s irascible boss; fears only his demanding wife. [Comics: “Blondie” in Horn, 118]
Fondlewife
old banker, dotingly submissive to wife. [Br. Lit.: The Old Bachelor]
Jiggs
nouveau riche; forever ducking nagging wife Maggie’s rolling pin. [Comics: “Bringing Up Father” in Horn, 132]
Mitty, Walter
daydreaming, henpecked husband. [Am. Lit.: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” in Cartwell, 606–610]
Syntax, Doctor
harried and hectored clergyman takes off for the good life. [Br. Lit.: Doctor Syntax, LLEI, 1: 279]
Tesman, George
Hedda’s scholarly husband; jumps at her command. [Nor. Lit.: Hedda Gabler]
References in classic literature ?
These, however, when they do take place, produce no unhappiness, and are preceded by no bickerings; for the simple reason, than an ill-used wife or a henpecked husband is not obliged to file a bill in Chancery to obtain a divorce.
That ever I should live to see you a henpecked husband and enjoying it
In that role, he produced 180 pictures of henpecked husbands and their larger-than-life wives.
The artwork included classic Bamforth postcards - many of them featuring buxom blondes and henpecked husbands.
THE TWIST: There have been psycho villains, there have been henpecked husbands on the screen.
Abandoned wives, henpecked husbands, aging showgirls, tavern owners, aldermen, suicidal millionaires: Archetypes sprung from his pen.
IT'S the news henpecked husbands across Ireland have been longing for - a cure for nagging.
However, the poll of more than 1,000 men and women suggests that henpecked husbands should steer clear of having a row mid-afternoon -because 3pm is the best time for the fairer sex to win an argument.
23 -- This title would have enkindled great hopes in the miserable lives of henpecked husbands, more so if their wives are pretty, and more accomplished than they themselves are
One of the most popular themes is the humour of the seaside postcard, where Donald McGill was the king of illustrators with his henpecked husbands, raging mothers-in-law and saucy young ladies, all typical of an age when political correctness did not exist.
Sons of the Desert" and "It's a Gift" explore the world of henpecked husbands with such attention to detail that the pictures are both funny and unexpectedly poignant.
Irving has perfected that jowly, hangdog look of henpecked husbands in a state of perpetual misery, and he works it here to maximum effect.