from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective wearing no covering for the breasts or featuring such nudity.

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  • adjective Having the breasts and nipples exposed, often implying a less salacious atmosphere than topless.

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

  • adjective having the breasts uncovered or featuring such nudity


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  • It depicts Gwyn bare-breasted and stuffing sausages, a composition laden with titillating symbolism.

    Graphic portrait of Charles II's mistress comes to light

  • While the police eventually moved the dancers away from their original location, there was technically nothing illegal about shoveling the sidewalks bare-breasted.

    Topless Dancers Shovel Snow In Times Square (PHOTOS)

  • I don't want my obituary to read that I died in a collision with a bare-breasted bozo on roller blades.

    Hey, Buddy, Keep Your Shirt On!

  • They will include "Jupiter and Antiope," also known as "Venus and Satyr," a 17th-century canvas by Nicolas Poussin depicting a naked horned satyr discovering a nude woman sleeping in a wooded landscape; Jean-Honoré Fragonard's bare-breasted "Young girl holding two puppies" (circa 1770); and "Femme nue" (1865-66) by Gustave Courbet, an erotic painting of a naked woman with a siren's smile.

    In With the Old in Paris

  • Gone are the rubbery, bare-breasted fake torsos, the guerilla commandos in balaclavas, the jolly Valkyrie nurses scrubbing up bloody nude male cadavers, the garden gnomes and stands of marijuana plants.

    Falling Into Wagner's Burning Ring of Fire

  • The striking hand-engraved ovals found near the grips typically feature scenes of dogs or flushing pheasants (favored by the British) or bare-breasted women (favored by the Italians).

    Arm Candy

  • Most of them, like the Italian buggies from 1716 that once belonged to Pope Clement XI, are in mint condition and totally pimped—the triumphal red-silk-and-wood embassy coach features gilt-covered statues representing Abundance, Heroism, Immortality and Fame Fame's the bare-breasted one, we're guessing, plus cherubs, slaves and a winged dragon smashing a Muslim crescent.

    Take Monday Off: Lisbon

  • Mulligan's character makes her entrance stark naked, in a shower stall, bare-breasted they're perky!

    Thelma Adams: Naughty, Naughty: Carey Mulligan's Nude in Shame, Too

  • But government officials say the king will go ahead with an annual dance in August where he picks a new wife from thousands of bare-breasted young women.

    Global Crisis Roils Southern Africa

  • I wondered how he could really be upset that I was staring at that bare-breasted beauty.

    Breasts and Pickups


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