striptease

[ strip-teez ]
/ ˈstrɪpˌtiz /

noun

a burlesque act in which a dancer removes garments one at a time to the accompaniment of music.

verb (used without object), strip·teased, strip·teas·ing.

to do a striptease.

Nearby words

  1. strippable,
  2. stripped,
  3. stripped-down,
  4. stripper,
  5. stript,
  6. stripteaser,
  7. stripy,
  8. strive,
  9. striven,
  10. strobe

Origin of striptease

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; strip1 + tease

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British Dictionary definitions for striptease

striptease

/ (ˈstrɪpˌtiːz) /

noun

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

Word Origin for striptease

from strip 1 + tease

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Word Origin and History for striptease

striptease

n.

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

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