[ uhn-drest ]
/ ʌnˈdrɛst /


wearing few or no clothes.
wearing informal clothing or clothing not meant to be worn in public.
not dressed; not specially prepared: undressed poultry; an undressed salad.
(of leather) having a napped finish on the flesh side.

Origin of undressed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at un-1, dress, -ed2

Related forms

sem·i·un·dressed, adjective

Definition for undressed (2 of 2)

Origin of undress

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + dress
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British Dictionary definitions for undressed (1 of 2)


/ (ʌnˈdrɛst) /


partially or completely naked
(of an animal hide) not fully processed
(of food, esp salad) not prepared with sauce or dressing

British Dictionary definitions for undressed (2 of 2)


verb (ʌnˈdrɛs)

to take off clothes from (oneself or another)
(tr) to strip of ornamentation
(tr) to remove the dressing from (a wound)

noun (ʌnˈdrɛs)

partial or complete nakedness
informal or normal working clothes or uniform


characterized by or requiring informal or normal working dress or uniform
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