stark-naked

[ stahrk-ney-kid ]
/ ˈstɑrkˈneɪ kɪd /

adjective

absolutely naked.

Nearby words

  1. stark effect,
  2. stark naked,
  3. stark raving mad,
  4. stark, harold raynsford,
  5. stark, john,
  6. starker,
  7. starkers,
  8. starkey,
  9. starkly,
  10. starkville

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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British Dictionary definitions for stark-naked

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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