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EnglishEdit

 
a topless woman on a beach in Spain

EtymologyEdit

From top +‎ -less.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

topless (not comparable)

  1. Lacking a top.
    The sight-seeing bus is topless to allow tourists a better view of the sights.
  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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AdverbEdit

topless (not comparable)

  1. Not wearing any clothes on the upper body.
    • 1985, Joan Morrison, Share House Blues, Boolarong Publications, page 43:
      'I saw her,' said Neptune, 'sunbaking topless.'

NounEdit

topless (plural toplesses)

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

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DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English topless.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔp.ləs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: top‧less

AdjectiveEdit

topless (not comparable)

  1. topless (lacking clothes on the upper part of the body)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of topless
uninflected topless
inflected topless
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial topless
indefinite m./f. sing. topless
n. sing. topless
plural topless
definite topless
partitive topless

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English topless.

NounEdit

topless m (invariable)

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

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English topless.

AdjectiveEdit

topless (invariable, comparable)

  1. (of a woman) topless (naked from the waist up)

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English topless.

AdjectiveEdit

topless (invariable)

  1. topless (of a woman, naked from the waist up)