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

  • adj. Bare-naked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Completely unclothed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See stark, adverb, and start-naked.


Alteration by folk etymology from obsolete start-naked, naked to the tail, from Middle English stert-naked : stert, tail; see redstart + naked, naked; see naked.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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