backless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

back + -less

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

backless (comparative more backless, superlative most backless)

  1. having no back, said of things that typically have backs, such as chairs or dresses
    a backless surgical gown
    • 1885, George Moore, A Mummer's Wife
      The apartment was almost dismantled; chairs lay backless about the floor amid china shepherdesses and toreadors; pictures were thrown over the sofa,...
  2. (of a person) having an uncovered back, having a back that shows skin