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wife-beater

noun
1.
a man who hits his wife
Derived Forms
wife-beating, noun
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Contemporary definitions for wife-beater
noun

a man's tank top or sleeveless undershirt

Word Origin

fr the stereotype that the shirts are worn predominantly by men who beat their wives

Usage Note

derogatory slang

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Slang definitions & phrases for wife-beater

wife-beater

noun

A sleeveless undershirt worn by men •Fr regarding this as the attire of a male who would do this


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