topless

adjective top·less \ -ləs \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of topless

1 a : wearing no clothing on the upper body
b : featuring topless waitresses or entertainers
  • topless bars
c : being a place where topless women are permitted
  • a topless beach
2 : being without a top
3 archaic : so high as to reach up beyond sight
  • and burnt the topless towers of Ilium
  • —Christopher Marlowe

toplessness

play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of topless in a Sentence

  1. She likes to go topless on the beach.

Recent Examples of topless from the Web

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First Known Use of topless

1589


TOPLESS Defined for English Language Learners

topless

adjective

Definition of topless for English Language Learners

  • 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


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