see-through

[ see-throo ]
/ ˈsiˌθru /

adjective

Also see-thru [see-throo] /ˈsiˌθru/. transparent: a see-through blouse.

noun

a degree of or variation in transparency.
a see-through item of clothing.

Origin of see-through

First recorded in 1940–45; adj., noun use of verb phrase see through
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see-through


adj.

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

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