un·​clad ˌən-ˈklad How to pronounce unclad (audio)
: not clothed or covered : not clad : naked
Over the left shoulder and across the otherwise unclad breast of the aged diplomatist glistened a patent leather belt … Joseph Conrad
… a large foldout color photograph of an unclad young lady … Bill Davidson

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Brown didn't mind standing in between the shirt unclad pros. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 6 Nov. 2019 An unclad man bows before a large white circle on one of Andres Mario de Varona’s black-and-white pictures, which hint at religious ritual. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 28 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unclad was in the 15th century

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“Unclad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclad. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



: not clothed : undressed, naked

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