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Bossed by one's girlfriend

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:22 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi everybody! What term or adjective do you use to describe a boy who is bossed by his girlfriend?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Bossed by one's girlfriend

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:07 am
by trolley
Most that spring to mind aren't specific to the situation that you describe. They are more generic terms describing someone being bullied by another person, without regard to their gender or their relationship to each other...badgered, browbeaten, coerced, dominated, intimidated. There are two that I can think of that are exactly what you are looking for. The first one is "henpecked". I think most native speakers would understand exactly what that means and not be offended (well, the hen might be offended). The second one is "pussy whipped". Use that one carefully...know your audience. Look those two up for thorough explanations. Pussy whipped was later shortened to p-whipped and finally to whipped but the definition is the same even without the slang genital reference.

Re: Bossed by one's girlfriend

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:01 pm
by Phil White
"A boy with a girlfriend" is synonymous with "a boy who is bossed around by his girlfriend".

Re: Bossed by one's girlfriend

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:26 am
by Stevenloan
trolley : Thanks a lot for your very detailed answer. You were so funny when you wrote "the hen might be offended" :D Phil White : Thanks so much for your input.

StevenLoan

Re: Bossed by one's girlfriend

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:21 am
by Lancer21
Yes, pussy-whipped is the thing you'd rather keep among friends who can handle some crude words there and there, it's better not to use this term in a business meeting or with university professors :lol: you could also say that the girlfriend has him on a leash, or that she has bent him to her will.

Re: Bossed by one's girlfriend

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:40 pm
by Bobinwales
The poor bloke is "nagged".

Re: Bossed by one's girlfriend

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:34 pm
by Lancer21
This reminds me of a really crass joke I've seen at a friend's house; his teenage son was watching South Park while I was waiting for him to bring something from the fridge, and there came a scene at a TV show where one character had to find the last letter of a hidden word to win a prize.
The uncovered letters were N_GGERS.
The definition was "People who annoy you".
Of course, the missing letter was an "A". :lol: