[ see-throo ]
/ ˈsiˌθru /


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


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

Nearby words

  1. see through rose-colored glasses,
  2. see to,
  3. see with half an eye,
  4. see-bee,
  5. see-saw,
  6. seebeck,
  7. seebeck effect,
  8. seecatch,
  9. seed,
  10. seed beetle

Origin of see-through

First recorded in 1940–45; adj., noun use of verb phrase see through Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for see-through



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper