top·​less ˈtäp-ləs How to pronounce topless (audio)
: wearing no clothing on the upper body
: featuring topless waitresses or entertainers
topless bars
: being a place where topless women are permitted
a topless beach
: being without a top
archaic : so high as to reach up beyond sight
and burnt the topless towers of IliumChristopher Marlowe
toplessness noun

Examples of topless in a Sentence

She likes to go topless on the beach.
Recent Examples on the Web The interstitial clips are sequences of near-naked or topless women caressing themselves to a soft-core soundtrack. E. Alex Jung, Vulture, 11 Apr. 2024 Susann Sills had posted a topless photo after making a bet in a political chatroom called Tracy Smith, CBS News, 18 May 2024 In the clip, the mom of two is running into the operating room topless. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 10 May 2024 Instead of getting dressed, everyone went topless for the shot. Seth Dodson, Pitchfork, 6 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for topless 

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Word History

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of topless was in 1589

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“Topless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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