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

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for wife-beater

wiener dog

noun phrase

A dachshund; sausage hound: For wiener dogs across Wisconsin (1990s+)

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