Definition of wife beater in English:

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wife beater

Pronunciation: /ˈwīfˌbēdər/

noun

US informal
1A man who regularly or habitually hits his wife or female partner: my second husband turned out to be a wife beater
2US informal A sleeveless undershirt: I put on some shorts and a wife beater
More example sentences
  • Cameron pulled his dark blue polo shirt over his white wife-beater, and checked his reflection in the mirror.
  • Now it was a black mini-skirt with a white wife-beater and black combat boots.
  • She wore a white wife-beater and soft blue jeans.

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Syllabification: wife beat·er

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