nake

v.

"to make naked," early 14c., from naked, perhaps with misapprehension of the -d as a past tense suffix. Marked as "Obs[olete] exc[ept] Sc[ottish]" in OED. Earlier was naken "to strip naked" (mid-13c.); a later generation coined nakedize (1858).


Nearby words

  1. naiveté,
  2. najaf,
  3. najd,
  4. nakasone,
  5. nakasone, yasuhiro,
  6. naked,
  7. naked and the dead, the,
  8. naked as a jaybird,
  9. naked eye,
  10. naked lady

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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