wife-beater


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wife-beater

n. a sleeveless undershirt. (see also boy-beater.) He always wears wife-beaters with no outer shirt.
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This judge has sent a message to every wife-beater in the country: bludgeoning a woman to death is hardly more than a misdemeanour.
2m) libel case has been launched by Clint Eastwood against Patrick McGilligan, author of an unauthorised biography which apparently portrays the Hollywood star as a wife-beater, atheist and coward.
So get down to Thresher for a slab of wife-beater, dust off your gaudiest oversized polyester shirt, clear your lungs and get ready to cheer on the finest the world of arrers has to offer from the Circus Tavern at Purfleet, all from the comfort of your front room.
Simpson beat his wife (being a wife-beater didn't hurt Simpson's endorsement deals or his television and movie career) and why he continues to be treated as a hero even after his arrest for allegedly murdering Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Wife-beater Derek Mitchell broke DJ Suzie's finger during a campaign of domestic abuse.
A WIFE-beater who is suing Jeremy Kyle refused to do community service saying playing computer games for 14 hours a day gave him a "bad back".
Brookside's wife-beater (Bryan Murray) is killed by spouse Mandy (Sandra Maitland) and daughter Beth (Anna Friel) and buried under the patio in 1993.
The Government site features harrowing scenes of a drunken wife-beater, a junkie taking an overdose and a thug repeatedly kicking a helpless victim.
c) A wife-beater is not someone who should be avoided but the slang word for a man's vest top.
Forget the black plastic in her nostril and the deranged man wandering nearby, and concentrate on Jenkins's wife's damaging testimony that he was a wife-beater and a man who physically chastised his children.
The film is a domestic drama in which Lopez plays a woman swept off her feet by a handsome, wealthy Mr Right who then turns into an adulterous, wife-beater.
Model Heidi Klum wearing a wife-beater shirt was bait for the gossip elite.
Alex, who plays evil wife-beater Trevor, says he didn't take the threat to kill him seriously - but the police did.
HEART-throb Keanu Reeves, who played a wife-beater in The Gift, has sparked off a storm of protest among women.
That I'm gay; that my husband [Bobby Brown] is a womanizer; that he's a wife-beater.