stark-naked

[ stahrk-ney-kid ]
/ ˈstɑrkˈneɪ kɪd /

adjective

absolutely naked.

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Origin of stark-naked

1520–30; stark + naked; replacing start-naked (start,Middle English; Old English steort tail; cognate with Dutch staart,Old High German sterz,Old Norse stertr)
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stark-naked

adjective

completely nakedInformal word: (postpositive) starkers (ˈstɑːkəz)

Word Origin for stark-naked

C13 stert naket, literally: tail naked; stert, from Old English steort tail; related to Old Norse stertr tail + naked
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