untruss

verb

un·​truss ˌən-ˈtrəs How to pronounce untruss (audio)
untrussed; untrussing; untrusses

transitive verb

1
archaic : untie, unfasten
used in the phrase untruss one's points
2
archaic : undress

intransitive verb

archaic : to unfasten or take off one's clothes and especially one's breeches

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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

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“Untruss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untruss. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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