Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 13:42:20 -0600
From: Shannon Detchemendy detch[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UMR.EDU
Subject: Re: wife-beaters

At 11:19 AM 3/9/98 -0800, you wrote:
My niece, who is a student at Trinity Univ. in Texas, told me last night
that white, sleeveless undershirts are known there as "wife beaters." Can
anyone confirm this usage elsewhere?

Peter Richardson

I am a student at the University of MO at Rolla and I have heard the term
"wife beaters" used to describe white tank tops for many years. I think the
earliest I remember it being popular was when I was in middle school.

Shannon Detchemendy