Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no top: a collection of topless jars.
  • adj. Having no part covering the breasts: a topless bathing suit.
  • adj. Wearing no top: topless dancers.
  • adj. Permitting or featuring exposure of the breasts: a topless beach; topless bars.
  • adj. So high as to appear to extend out of sight: the topless Alps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking a top.
  • adj. Very high, towering.
  • adj. Not wearing a garment covering the top half of the body; naked from the waist up.
  • adj. Featuring women that are naked from the waist up, often strippers or dancers.
  • n. A convertible car having the top retracted or otherwise open.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no top, or no visble fop; hence, fig.: very lofty; supreme; unequaled.
  • adj. wearing no clothes above the waist, said especially of women.
  • adj. featuring entertainment by women wearing no clothes above the waist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no top; immeasurably high; lofty; preëminent; exalted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having no top
  • adj. having the breasts uncovered or featuring such nudity

Etymologies

From top +‎ -less. (Wiktionary)

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  • "Bottomless sorrow; Topless gaiety" - title of a movement from P.D.Q. Bach's "Preachers of Crimetheus"

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