wife-beater


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wife-beater

n
(Law) a person who hits his or her wife
ˈwife-ˌbeating n
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In the cell next to him was a drunken wife-beater and in the one beyond a yelling maniac.
Then he had another ride in the patrol wagon, along with the drunken wife-beater and the maniac, several "plain drunks" and "saloon fighters," a burglar, and two men who had been arrested for stealing meat from the packing houses.
You don't depend upon wife-beaters and pickpockets for your income.
The former general has come under fire after being accused of defending sacked wife-beater Rob Porter when he already knew of the claims against him.
We called out misogyny when we saw it and did not exempt a rapist, a wife-beater, or a pedophile because he was poor (his victims were also usually poor); or a man of color (his victims were often people of color); or because he had an abused childhood (so had his victims).
There's the bloke who used to play wife-beater Trevor in EastEnders.
The former cheeky-chappy wife-beater is boozing like there's no tomorrow.
But the former Newcastle, Tottenham, Lazio and Rangers midfielder ended up a self-confessed wife-beater and an alcoholic.
Earlier he had revealed "fans" had posted internet messages accusing him of being lazy on the field, having a playboy lifestyle, being a wife-beater and saying they were glad his baby son Jesus died earlier this year.
What is beyond debate is that he was a wife-beater and a drunk.
IT WOULD BE UNFAIR to say that the outstanding moment at the 2003 Banff Television Festival was the sight of Astral Media president, John Riley, at the podium in a wife-beater T-shirt introducing the Award of Excellence to recipient, David Chase, creator of The Sopranos; but it would also be true.
Robert De Niro took method acting to a new extreme to play La Motta - the violent wife-beater whose turbulent life led him to becoming a stand-up comedian.