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The name wife beater is growing more and more popular, raising the concerns of many victims’ rights groups that naming a popular article of clothing after an incident of domestic violence desensitizes young people to violence against women.
1. Men’s close fitting, ribbed, sleeveless white cotton undershirt most commonly used before T-shirts came into vogue as undergarments. It is named wife beater after Marlon Brando’s character, Stanley Kowalski, who wore one during much of the movie version of Tennessee Williams’ «A Streetcar Named Desire.»Stanley proved to be a sloppy, drunken, ill-tempered brute who beat his wife.
wife-beater shirt unknown The term is slang for a sleeveless white T-shirt – the kind famously worn by Sylvester Stallone in Rocky and Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire. Its reputation comes from those wearing the shirts while engaged in domestic violence.
A man wearing a sleeveless shirt, also known as tank-top or «A-shirt» in some countries. A sleeveless shirt is a shirt manufactured without sleeves , or whose sleeves have been cut off. Sleeveless shirts are worn by people of any gender , depending on the style.
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I personally coined this term in 1983 or 1984 in reference to a friend’s date who was wearing said shirt. I said «be careful, he’s wearing a wife beater shirt.» I also used the term Kowalski for the shirt but wife beater seemed to be more understandable to the less literate crowd.
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Dec 06, 2010 · I’ve heard Dago tee (Italians), n*gger tee, wife beater, and others I won’t repeat. Thank goodness I now have a non-slur word to use (A-shirt or sleeveless ribbed tee for the male version; to me a ‘tank top’ is slightly different and a female garment), because the only words for the garment I ever heard as a child insult other people.
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A wife beater shirt gives you maximum flexibility and comfort when you’re working hard. This type of shirt is simply any type of sleeveless shirt, often a t-shirt or undershirt. Either sex can wear a wife beater, though they were originally marketed to men as an undershirt worn under other clothing.
May 25, 2018 · Watch video · The first time a student submitted “wife beater” to describe the shirt was in 1996, she told me in an email. After 2007, students stopped mentioning it, she said, not because it …
The term wife beater shirt still hadn’t taken hold, but the shirt went by other slang names that revealed additional stereotypes. The shirt was a mark of immigrant status. Kowalski (from the movie) was Polish, yet the white tank was often linked to poor Italian-American men too.