wifebeater

noun
wife·​beat·​er | \ ˈwīf-ˌbē-tər How to pronounce wifebeater (audio) \

Definition of wifebeater

slang
: a man's white tank top

First Known Use of wifebeater

1994, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wifebeater

from the stereotypical association of such shirts with men who abuse their wives

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wife

wife's equity

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wifelike

wifely

wifey

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