Either not possessing or not wearing a top. In prudish societies, this is considered shameful and indecent for females, although acceptable for males in hot weather. This taboo, of course, makes it exciting for men to see topless women, and they are willing to pay money for the privilege.
See also : stripper.

Top"less, a.

Having no top, or no visble fop; hence, fig.: very lofty; supreme; unequaled.

" The topless Apennines." "Topless fortunes."

Beau. & Fl.

<-- braless!-->

 

© Webster 1913.

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