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

  • adj. Chiefly British Slang Stark naked.

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  • adj. Completely nude.

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

  • adj. (British informal) stark naked


Alteration of stark naked.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
British slang, from 1923, combining (like a popular etymology) two meanings of stark ("strong, utterly; barren") with stark naked, which is from Old English steort ("tail"), referring to the tail-end (as in butt-naked). (Wiktionary)



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