wife-beater

n
1.
American
a white undershirt, typically ribbed and sleeveless, thought to be emblematic of uncouth males. An expression used on campus in the USA since around 2000.
2.
British
a slang term for Stella Artois lager. The origin of the term is unknown but is possibly related to domestic abuse as a result of drinking too much.
► a pint of wifebeater

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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