wife beater

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wife beater (plural wife beaters)

  1. Alternative spelling of wifebeater.
    • 2007, Victoria Moore, Where did it all go wrong for the beer they call 'wife beater'? (in The Daily Mail, 15 November 2007)
      The drink, which at 5.2 per cent alcohol is stronger than many other lagers and therefore makes people drunker and sometimes more aggressive more quickly, has acquired the unflattering soubriquet of "wife beater".