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Webster 1913 Edition


Topless

Top′less

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Adj.
1.
Having no top, or no visble fop; hence, fig.: very lofty; supreme; unequaled.
“ The topless Apennines.” “Topless fortunes.”
Beau. & Fl.

Webster 1828 Edition


Topless

TOP'LESS

,
Adj.
Having no top; as a topless highth.

Definition 2023


topless

topless

English

topless woman on a beach in Spain

Adjective

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.

Synonyms

Translations

Noun

topless (plural toplesses)

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

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Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English topless.

Noun

topless m (invariable)

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

Derived terms


Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from English topless.

Adjective

topless (invariable, comparable)

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

Spanish

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowing from English topless.

Adjective

topless (invariable)

  1. topless (without clothes)