What is the wife of a henpecked husband called?

No idea why you are classifying my response as plagiarism. Really none at all.

  • Not everyone can see deleted posts, so we don’t have any idea why either. – ColleenV Feb 28 at 16:59
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    There is a slight argument for the lack of a source being attributed to a quote. But I find no reason to see why that couldn't have been addressed with a friendly comment rather than a deletion. Many people will say give opinion without backing it with a source (or attribution), and have it be considered acceptable. I don't think that anybody can reasonably say that the word harridan couldn't have been looked up in any dictionary and be found to be what you said it was. – Jason Bassford Feb 28 at 17:56
  • Thought the link and quoted text box would have been sufficient. Thanks for the clarification. – K Dog Feb 28 at 20:58

The principal problem is that you did not cite your quote. I've done that for you on this occasion in order that the post can be undeleted.

Quoting from a search engine is insufficient. You need to cite the original source. This is explained in the Meta.SE question to which MetaEd linked in his comment and in the ELU Help page on referencing. We also have relevant questions on Meta.ELU: What to do about missing source attributions? and "New attribution rules"

— Oxford Dictionaries ([Definition](https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/harridan) and [synonyms](https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/thesaurus/harridan)) via [Bing](https://www.bing.com/search?q=harridan&PC=U316&FORM=CHROMN).

— Oxford Dictionaries (Definition and synonyms) via Bing.

Note also what the Meta.SE page says:

Remember, you still have to write an actual answer, in your own words. A post that consists only of copied text, even when attributed, is not your work either.

That may mean that your post will be deleted again, even with the attribution added. In order to avert that possibility, edit it to explain why you like "harridan" and why "a strict, bossy, or belligerent old woman" is someone who henpecks.

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