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
Mrs. Prada sent out tens of them in her Miu Miu lineup today, implying that the hat to wear this Resort season will be topless style.
Lately, Jenner has been playing around with shorter fake hair, wearing a pixie in an artsy topless photo on her Instagram.
The 50-year-old Beatriz at Dinner and How to Be a Latin Lover posted a sexy, topless selfie to Instagram on Sunday, flashing her nude back to the mirror.
Camping, kayaking, swimming and hiking — sometimes topless as noted on her blog that documents her travels.
The scene Bella insisted needed changing was the moment Paige found out Cassie was working as a topless maid to make money for her tuition.
His office was asked a year ago to opine on the legality of letting men, but not women, go topless on Maryland’s beaches, and has promised to issue an opinion soon.
Maryland is one of several states with ambiguous topless laws.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Bradley Group Showers marketed its water-saving column showers with posters of topless schoolboys happily soaping down together.
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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
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