Definitions

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

  • adjective Having no top.
  • adjective Having no part covering the breasts.
  • adjective Wearing no top.
  • adjective Permitting or featuring public exposure of the breasts.
  • adjective So high as to appear to extend out of sight.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective having no top
  • adjective having the breasts uncovered or featuring such nudity

Etymologies

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From top +‎ -less.

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

    July 7, 2009