Definitions

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  • n. The state of being topless, the state of not covering one's torso with garments.

Etymologies

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topless +‎ -ness

Examples

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  • "He (Cristophe Granger) said: 'In the 1960s and 1970s, toplessness was linked to the women's liberation movement, sexual liberation and a return to nature. Historical feminist writing details how the row over toplessness was a struggle for women to do what they liked with their bodies. What has been projected on to it today are different values, identified, not with equality but desire, sexualisation of the body, voluptuousness and the body perfect.'"

    - Angelique Chrisafis, France falls out of love with topless sunbathing, guardian.co.uk, 22 July 2009.

    July 24, 2009