- wearing few or no clothes.
- wearing informal clothing or clothing not meant to be worn in public.
- not dressed; not specially prepared: undressed poultry; an undressed salad.
- (of leather) having a napped finish on the flesh side.
Origin of undressed
- to take the clothes off (a person); disrobe.
- to remove the dressing from (a wound, sore, etc.).
- to strip or divest of or as if of a covering; expose: to undress a pretense.
- to take off one's clothes.
- dress of a style designed to be worn on other than highly formal or ceremonial occasions; informal dress as opposed to full dress.
- dress of a style not designed to be worn in public; dishabille; negligee: She couldn't receive guests in such a state of undress.
- the condition of being unclothed; nakedness.
- of or relating to clothing of a style less formal than full dress: undress uniform.
- characterized by informality of dress, manners, or the like: an undress dinner party.
Origin of undress
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Examples from the Web for undressed
They are an undressed salad compared to a Pacific wild salmon.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
“A transgender friend, a mob attacked her and undressed her in public,” Byarugaba said.At Women in the World, the Reality of Uganda’s Brutal Gay Ban
March 15, 2014
Three and half days after his birth/death, I undressed my son, changed his nappy, bathed him, and dressed him in an outfit.Daily Beast Readers React to YouTube Stillborn Baby Memorials
November 12, 2013
He had not undressed, and he sat beside the table, smoking his pipe and reading his newspaper.Alice Adams
They undressed again, and Dan put his gun away in his bureau.The Inn at the Red Oak
He undressed, took his sword in his hand, and thus dived into the water.The Chinese Fairy Book
I read and smoked for a little, then undressed and went to bed.The Harbor
In spite of her passion for fresh air, Jan shivered herself as she undressed.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
- partially or completely naked
- (of an animal hide) not fully processed
- (of food, esp salad) not prepared with sauce or dressing
- to take off clothes from (oneself or another)
- (tr) to strip of ornamentation
- (tr) to remove the dressing from (a wound)
- partial or complete nakedness
- informal or normal working clothes or uniform
- characterized by or requiring informal or normal working dress or uniform
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Word Origin and History for undressed
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