- 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.
Origin of topless
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Examples from the Web for topless
Richardson disguised model consent forms as “sign-in” papers for a topless shoot.How Terry Richardson Paid His Way Out of Trouble
The Daily Beast
June 17, 2014
In several photos, the subjects are topless, but they are all males.What’s More Obscene Than Rihanna’s Boobs? Instagram’s Kids With Guns
May 2, 2014
Anothershow Lovato topless and in leggings, with what looks to be her tattoos.'Soy Fuerte. Soy Luchadora.' Did Topless Photos of Demi Lovato Leak Online?
April 7, 2014
Some wear uniforms, some are topless, and some are wearing pedestrian clothes.My Walk Through Kiev's Maidan Square
April 6, 2014
Hayley Williams Paramore singer Hayley Williams leaked a topless shot of her on Twitter in 2010.James Franco and More Celebrity Social Media Fails
April 5, 2014
Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium!Helen of Troy
Some were in tents, some in topless squares of sacking, or with piles of straw.An American Idyll
Cornelia Stratton Parker
This topless kingdom, spreading far beyond the Church, is making many feel that they are better off without the Church.What and Where is God?
Richard La Rue Swain
The corporal said that this monster was Helen gazing out to sea from the topless towers of Ilium.Castellinaria
Henry Festing Jones
Was this the face that launched a thousand shipsAnd burnt the topless towers of Ilium?Three Philosophical Poets
- having no top
- denoting a costume which has no covering for the breasts
- wearing such a costume
- archaic immeasurably high
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Word Origin and History for topless
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper