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wife-beater

n
(Law) a person who hits his or her wife
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Our client has provided an unblemished service as a consultant psychiatrist for 20 years and the stigma hereafter labelled him as a wife beater resulted in our client's Line Manager to remove him from the work.
Ahmed Benguedda, a former neighbor of the couple, told AFP the couple had divorced "two or three years ago" and that the man had drinking problems and was a wife beater.
SOAP Emmerdale (ITV, 7pm) More turmoil in the village of the damned as wife beater Andy reluctantly agrees to Debbie's crazed proposal to try for a baby naturally.
According to an agent who was posing as Putin's wife Ludmilla Putina's interpreter, the then youthful 33-year-old spy chief was a wife beater and a philanderer during his stint in the Dresden from 1985 to 1990, the Telegraph reported.
By casually and ignorantly trying to decree a heroic and iconic status on a man such as Moat - a wife beater, child beater, bully and killer - insults our nation as well as its real heroes and heroines.
A WIFE beater showered his partner in glass after she went in the huff because he turned the television off.
Key suspect is a man with a violent past as a wife beater.
We have the jealous wife beater, the old lady waiting to die, the womaniser, the widower and a whole range of assorted humanity who pass in and out of the bickering life of the publican and his wife.
Surely, if he had been a wife beater she would have done something about it.
The gathering of Christians outside Jerry Springer the Opera was not intended as a protest - the banners did not protest but did exactly what we said we should do and 'preached the word in a positive way', declaring that Jesus is not a foul-mouthed wife beater but the Son of God who is King of Kings and who not only lived a perfect life of righteousness but also taught righteousness, justice, mercy and love.
Yet his acting was uncompromised - his glare suggesting a dangerous possessive streak, his swagger a wife beater.
And I am wearing a wife beater T-shirt and a pair of shorts.