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topless

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adjective top·less \-ləs\

Simple Definition of topless

  • of a woman : wearing no clothing on the upper body

  • : done while not wearing any clothing on the upper body

  • : having or allowing topless women

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of topless

  1. 1 archaic :  so high as to reach up beyond sight <and burnt the topless towers of Ilium — Christopher Marlowe>

  2. 2 :  being without a top

  3. 3a :  wearing no clothing on the upper bodyb :  featuring topless waitresses or entertainers <topless bars>c :  being a place where topless women are permitted <a topless beach>

toplessness play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of topless in a sentence

  1. She likes to go topless on the beach.



1589

First Known Use of topless

1589


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