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First attested 1956. From pussy and whipped.


  • IPA(key): /ˈpʊsiˌ(h)wɪpt/
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  • Hyphenation: pussy‧whipped


pussywhipped (comparative more pussywhipped, superlative most pussywhipped)

  1. (slang, vulgar, of a man) Submissive to or dominated by one's wife or other female partner, frequently with the connotation that this submissive behavior is for the prospect of sex.
    Synonyms: cowed, henpecked, under the thumb, uxorious, whipped
    • 1993, Deborah Smith, Blue Willow, →ISBN, page 167:
      "You have bad taste in women if you picked one who doesn't trust you enough to let you keep your friends. Or you must be the most pussy-whipped man in New York."
    • 2004 December 1, “Psycho vs. Psycho”, in filmthreat.com[1], retrieved 11 November 2010:
      Our first impression of Norman is that he's a nice guy, a little pussywhipped with perhaps a few issues, but nobody dangerous.

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  1. past participle of pussywhip
    • 2003 June 14, Paul Daley; John Mangan, quoting Julie Burchill, “Can Becks really get the boot?”, in The Age[2]:
      Much as it pains a feminist such as myself to say so, Beckham has been grotesquely, massively pussywhipped by his talentless, ambition-hound of a wife.