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see-through

[see-throo]
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adjective
  1. Also see-thru [see-throo] /ˈsiˌθru/. transparent: a see-through blouse.
noun
  1. a degree of or variation in transparency.
  2. a see-through item of clothing.
  3. look-through.

Origin of see-through

First recorded in 1940–45; adj., noun use of verb phrase see through
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Word Origin and History for see-through

adj.

1950, from the verbal phrase (c.1400); see see (v.) + through (adv.).

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