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wife-beater

n
(Law) a person who hits his or her wife
ˈwife-ˌbeating n
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Lawyer Nuzhat Yasmin said the wife beater should be handed down an exemplary punishment.
The comedian accused his baby mama of infidelity, while Nicah accused him of being a wife beater.
(In Britain, the Belgian beer Stella Artois is sometimes called a "wife beater," not the shirt.) Another theory that's popular in the blogosphere is that wife beater comes from a case, in 1947, of a Detroit man who beat his wife to death.
Lewis (19-5-1) has already spoken out about the prospect of facing Hardy, claiming he would love to beat up another wife beater, having mentioned the fact about Travis Browne after knocking him out last year.
"On 5 April 2015, during the course of an argument with Mr Homer, Mrs Hollingsworth said in the presence and hearing of her husband, Mr Homer's son, and one of Mr Homer's employees, that (Mr Homer) was a wife beater and she knew that," barrister Clara Hamer, who represented Mr Homer, told the judge at a High Court hearing in London.
MARTIN FRICKER TRUCK terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was yesterday unmasked as a wife beater who boozed and took drugs.
We seek a valid justification for this act as this action is a clear breach of privacy and confidentiality.The letter said that Reham Khan had defamed Dr Rehman in a TV interview on the first day of her wedding and labelled him a wife beater.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.