Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wanting supper; being without supper.

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

  • adjective Having no supper; deprived of supper.

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  • adjective Without supper.

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

  • adjective without supper

Etymologies

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supper +‎ -less

Examples

  • The two children in the other room had been sent early to bed in order that in sleep they might forget they had gone supperless.

    A PIECE OF STEAK

  • The two children in the other room had been sent early to bed in order that in sleep they might forget they had gone supperless.

    A PIECE OF STEAK

  • So Martin drank, in his easy way, to show that he was good friends with the house, and then went supperless to bed.

    Chapter 24

  • When night came, I went to bed supperless, and hunger burned me and sore on me was that which I suffered: and I sat weeping when, behold, one appeared to me and said, O woman why weepest thou?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Place or Business for my Husband, or my self, till we had spent all we had in the World, and all that we could borrow of any Friend or Acquaintance; insomuch that we were forced to go often supperless to Bed.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • Go, O my son, fetch us some victual, for I slept not last night for excess of hunger, having gone to bed supperless.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Travelled till quite dark, when we were forced to halt for the night at a place where there was no water; and of course we all slept supperless.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

  • Place or Business for my Husband, or my self, till we had spent all we had in the World, and all that we could borrow of any Friend or Acquaintance; insomuch that we were forced to go often supperless to Bed.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • You laugh at me for giving a penny (to be accurate, though, thou shouldst have said sixpence) to an old fellow, whom thou, in thy high flight, wouldst have sent home supperless, because he was like Solon or

    Redgauntlet

  • The whole party went silent and supperless to bed; and Mr. Pickwick thought, just before he fell asleep, that if he had known Mr. Winkle, senior, had been quite so much of a man of business, it was extremely probable he might never have waited upon him, on such an errand.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

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