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striptease

[strip-teez]
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noun
  1. a burlesque act in which a dancer removes garments one at a time to the accompaniment of music.
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verb (used without object), strip·teased, strip·teas·ing.
  1. to do a striptease.
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Origin of striptease

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; strip1 + tease
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  • Something that apparently hadn't bothered her mind since the day of her striptease.

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    Winston Marks

  • Striptease has moved from the back alleys of bigoted enjoyment into movie theaters, museums, prime time television, the Internet.


British Dictionary definitions for striptease

striptease

noun
    1. a form of erotic entertainment in which a person gradually undresses to music
    2. (as modifier)a striptease club
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Derived Formsstripteaser, noun

Word Origin

from strip 1 + tease
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Word Origin and History for striptease

n.

1936, from strip (v.) + tease (n.). Related: Stripteaser (1930).

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