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sleeveless

[sleev-lis]
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  1. without sleeves.
  2. amounting to nothing; unprofitable; futile: a sleeveless errand.

Origin of sleeveless

before 950; Middle English; Old English slīeflēas. See sleeve, -less
Related formssleeve·less·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sleeveless

adj.

Old English sliefleas, slyflease; see sleeve (n.) + -less.

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