topless

[ top-lis ]
/ ˈtɒp lɪs /
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adjective

lacking a top: a topless bathing suit.
nude above the waist or hips: topless dancers.
featuring entertainers, waitresses, etc., who are nude above the waist or hips: a topless bar.
extremely high: a topless mountain.
Obsolete. without a peer.

Nearby words

  1. topicality,
  2. topicalize,
  3. topically,
  4. topkhana,
  5. topknot,
  6. topline,
  7. toplofty,
  8. topman,
  9. topmast,
  10. topmaul

Origin of topless

First recorded in 1580–90; top1 + -less

Related formstop·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for topless

topless

/ (ˈtɒplɪs) /

adjective

having no top
  1. denoting a costume which has no covering for the breasts
  2. wearing such a costume
archaic immeasurably high
Derived Formstoplessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for topless

topless

adj.

"bare-breasted," 1966 (earlier it was used of men's bathing suits, 1937); from top (n.1) + -less.

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