topless (adj.) "bare-breasted," 1966 (earlier it was used of men's bathing suits, 1937); from TOP (Cf. top) (n.1) + -LESS (Cf. -less).

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  • topless — ● topless adjectif invariable (américain topless, dépourvu de sommet) Qui a les seins nus. ● topless nom masculin invariable Pratique consistant à ne porter que le slip du maillot de bain, en parlant d une femme. topless [tɔplɛs] adj. et adv.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Topless — Top less, a. 1. Having no top, or no visble fop; hence, fig.: very lofty; supreme; unequaled. The topless Apennines. Topless fortunes. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. wearing no clothes above the waist, said especially of women. [PJC] 3. featuring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • topless — topless[b] (II)[/b] (izg. tòples) prid. <indekl.> DEFINICIJA koji ostavlja gornji dio tijela golim [topless kupaći kostim; topless varijacija] ETIMOLOGIJA vidi topless[b] (I)[/b] …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • topless — [täp′lis] adj. 1. without a top ☆ 2. designating, wearing, or characterized by the wearing of a costume, bathing suit, etc. that leaves the breasts uncovered [a topless dancer, topless bar] 3. seeming to have no top; very high [a topless tower] …   English World dictionary

  • topless — topless:⇨busenfrei …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • topless — tópless (angl.) adj. invar. Trimis de gall, 25.03.2008. Sursa: DOOM 2 …   Dicționar Român

  • topless — / tɑplis/, it. / tɔples/ s. ingl. [comp. di top parte superiore e less, suff. con sign. privativo; propr. senza la parte alta ], usato in ital. al masch. (abbigl.) [costume da bagno femminile che lascia scoperto il seno: prendere il sole in t. ]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • topless — → toples …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • topless — s. m. 1. Exibição pública, por uma mulher uma mulher, fato de ter o busto nu em público. • adj. 2 g. 2. Que tem os seios nus.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra americana …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • topless — /ˈtɔples, ingl. ˈtHplɪs/ [vc. ingl., da top «copertura» e less «privo»] s. m. inv. monokini CFR. bikini® …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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