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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He is a dangerous wife-beater and no one in their right mind would see him as a victim.
When confronted by his angry former fiancees on TV, he admitted: "I am a wife-beater and I need help.
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.
THE wife-beater who wants to sue TV's Jeremy Kyle for making him look bad claimed he couldn't do community service because he needed sticks to walk.
BONNIE Prince Charlie was a wife-beater who drank six bottles of wine a day and fell asleep during sex.
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.
Her convoluted scheme to set him up as a wife-beater before killing him in "selfdefence" rang about as true as Frankie and Jamie's belated fling.
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.
Deschanel is laughing uproariously at Boreanaz for doing a TV interview in a tight wife-beater T-shirt.
Elsewhere, aikido quickly followed yoga and basketball to become the Community Centre's latest one-week obsession, Alfie fell in love with Kat again because she offered to take Nana Moon to the foot doctor, Keith Miller decided a young boy who'd had a fight will end up becoming a child abuser and a wife-beater, and Sharon repeated her trick of waking up wearing more make-up than when she went to bed.
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.