topless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From top +‎ -less.

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Adjective[edit]

topless (not comparable)

  1. Lacking a top.
  2. (poetic) Very high, towering.
    • late 16th century Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus:
      Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships,
      And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
  3. (chiefly of a woman) Not wearing a garment covering the top half of the body; naked from the waist up.
    The council voted to allow topless swimmers on the beach.
  4. (of a place) Featuring women that are naked from the waist up, often strippers or dancers.
    • 1975, Bob Dylan, Tangled Up in Blue
      She was workin' in a topless place
      And I stopped in for beer
      I just kept lookin' at the side of her face
      In the spotlight so clear.
    Only her closest friends knew that Jenny was working at a topless bar to help with college expenses.

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Noun[edit]

topless (plural toplesses)

  1. (automotive) A convertible car having the top retracted or otherwise open.

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Italian[edit]

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English

Noun[edit]

topless m (invariable)

  1. The state of being topless
  2. A monokini or similar

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