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undressed

[ uhn-drest ]
/ ʌnˈdrɛst /
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adjective

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.

RELATED WORDS

naked, nude, deshabille, dishabille

Nearby words

undrape, undraw, undreamed, undress, undress uniform, undressed, undrinkable, undro, undset, undset, sigrid, undue

Origin of undressed

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

undressed

/ (ʌnˈdrɛst) /

adjective

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)

undress


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

adjective

characterized by or requiring informal or normal working dress or uniform
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Word Origin and History for undressed

undress


v.

1590s, "to shed one's clothing," from un- (2) + dress (v.). Transferred sense of "to strip off (someone's) clothing" is recorded from 1610s. The noun meaning "state of partial or incomplete dress" is attested from 1680s. Undressed "naked (or nearly so)" is recorded from 1610s.

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