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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Stark-naked.

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  • adjective chiefly UK, slang Completely nude.

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  • adjective (British informal) stark naked

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of stark naked.]

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British slang, from 1923, combining (like a popular etymology) two meanings of stark ("strong, utterly; barren") with stark naked, which is from Old English steort ("tail"), referring to the tail-end (as in butt-naked).

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