Replacement term for "wife beater
," referring to a ribbed, form-fitting tank top (often seen on men). Derived from the numerous stories in the press -whether true or not - of the popular
r&b / hip hop
singer beating his fairly recent wife and singer, Rihanna
Andrew: I'm wearing a wife beater
under my shirt.
Alyssa: Oh, you're wearing a Chris Brown
Alyssa: A Chris Brown
, you know
, the guy who allegedly beat his wife, Rihanna
Andrew: Oh, I get it. Yea, I always wear Chris Browns under my t-shirts and around the house.