strip·​tease | \ˈstrip-ˌtēz \

Definition of striptease 

: a burlesque act in which a performer removes clothing piece by piece

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Nudity was celebrated in my art and striptease world. Laren Stover, New York Times, "The Selfie That Dares to Go There," 7 July 2018 And Elle gets wasted at a party and does a striptease on a table. Morgan Baila,, "Is The Kissing Booth The Best Teen Movie Of Our Time?," 22 June 2018 That is, after Betty did a Serpent striptease for Jughead, who worried about protecting her from his new reptilian gang life. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "The 5 craziest storylines in 'Riverdale' Season 2," 16 May 2018 And then the photo of her striptease ends up blown up as a huge decorative poster at the prom! Morgan Baila,, "Is The Kissing Booth The Best Teen Movie Of Our Time?," 22 June 2018 Chachki has mastered old-school striptease, aerial acrobatics, and more in her live shows—is currently on the tail end of a sizable European tour. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Violet Chachki Has a Dior-Meets-Marie Antoinette Corset Moment on Instagram," 13 June 2018 Dance troupe best known for their male striptease performances. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Things to do around Louisville this week: See Chippendales, George Lopez and more," 24 Jan. 2018 Some female disciples later worked as prostitutes and striptease artists in various cities in Europe and in San Francisco to earn their living and raise money to contribute to the new commune in Oregon. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, "Bhagwan’s Sexism," 12 Apr. 2018 In partnership with Arctic Comic Con, local and national artists will be performing live music, comedy and striptease acts with a pop-culture spin. Anchorage Daily News, "Coming up: North x North Festival, ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ and Arctic Comic Con," 27 Apr. 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of striptease

: a performance in which someone removes clothing in a sexually exciting way

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