I can't understand the meaning of жена-собственница.

У меня жена-собственница! Хорошо ли это?

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Жена-собственница is an extremely possessive, jealous wife. Собственник/собственница can describe a wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend. Also, it's sometimes used to describe a mother who has become overly possessive of her son.


I was going o say "authoritarian wife" but googling hints that this term has not that subtle sexual connotation that by no means applicable for жена-собственница. So it's about a wife who's quite annoying it her attempts to over control, most likely quite jealous. It's not gender biased though, the masculine собственник uses as much frequently.


Жена-собственница that means муж подкаблучник.

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