ass·​less ˈas-ləs How to pronounce assless (audio)
informal + impolite, of clothing
: not covering the buttocks
… chaps are, by definition, assless. Look at a cowboy. From behind.Benjamin Dreyer
She's wearing a translucent black dress; when she turns around, she reveals that the outfit is completely backless and also assless.Julyssa Lopez

Examples of assless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, Lizzo's VMA set featured a giant inflatable peachy posterior while her backup dancers bent over in an array of assless chaps. Leah Dolan, CNN, 3 May 2023 As fashion month continues to rage on, the Uncut Gems star is pushing the boundaries of her street style through extreme looks, including but not limited to assless chaps, horse tail accessories, and a poodle embroidered on the front of an evening gown. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Feb. 2023 Fringed knits charged the runway at Proenza Schouler and Bottega Veneta, denim was the material of choice at Schiaparelli, cowboy boots were paired with tweed suits at Chanel and no one can forget the assless chaps worn by Thom Browne’s cowboy models at the designer’s most recent show. Anna Tingley, Variety, 17 Nov. 2022 Newsom chose to mark the state’s reopening on the same spot where Rose McGowan walked the VMA red carpet in an assless dress. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 16 June 2021

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Word History


ass entry 2 + -less

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of assless was in 1984

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“Assless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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