Definition of topless
1a : wearing no clothing on the upper bodyb : featuring topless waitresses or entertainers topless barsc : 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
toplessnessplay \-nəs\ noun
Examples of topless in a Sentence
She likes to go topless on the beach.
Recent Examples of topless from the Web
In the 1950s and 1960s, Bradley Group Showers marketed its water-saving column showers with posters of topless schoolboys happily soaping down together.
Ambrosio and friends spent their Malibu beach day by the water, leaving their bikini tops behind for a topless photo of their backsides.
For example, last week, Wired.com reported on an app called Hottest Girls, which released an update for its app to include topless photos of women.
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First Known Use of topless
TOPLESS Defined for English Language Learners
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
Seen and Heard
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