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see-through

[see-throo] /ˈsiˌθru/
adjective
1.
Also, see-thru
[see-throo] /ˈsiˌθru/ (Show IPA)
. transparent:
a see-through blouse.
noun
2.
a degree of or variation in transparency.
3.
a see-through item of clothing.
Origin of see-through
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; adj., noun use of verb phrase see through
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adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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see-through

adjective

Transparent; made of a very sheer fabric; peekaboo: a see-through blouse (1950+)

noun

: While empty office buildings (colorfully called ''seethroughs'') cluttered the skylines, investors did manage to cut their overall tax bills (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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