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bottomless

[bot-uh m-lis] /ˈbɒt əm lɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking a bottom.
2.
immeasurably deep.
3.
unfathomable; mysterious:
a bottomless problem.
4.
without bounds; unlimited:
He seems to have a bottomless supply of money.
5.
without basis, cause, or reason:
a bottomless accusation.
6.
nude or nearly nude below as well as above the waist:
bottomless dancers.
7.
featuring bottomless entertainers:
a bottomless club.
Origin of bottomless
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English botomles. See bottom, -less; defs. 5, 6 on the model of topless
Related forms
bottomlessly, adverb
bottomlessness, noun
Synonyms
4. boundless, infinite, inexhaustible.
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  • And again he was pushed from the heaven of happiness to the bottomless pit of doubt.

    A Man of Samples Wm. H. Maher
  • And of the bottomless pit, and the flames of hell everlasting.

    Poems William D. Howells
  • The avenues between the buildings were bottomless troughs of darkness.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
  • A great deal of bottomless pond this is, and so I should think!

  • Burn, black Idumean, in the bottomless pit, where the fire is not quenched.

    The Unknown Quantity Henry van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for bottomless

bottomless

/ˈbɒtəmlɪs/
adjective
1.
having no bottom
2.
unlimited; inexhaustible
3.
very deep
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Word Origin and History for bottomless
adj.

early 14c., from bottom + -less.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bottomless

bottomless

adjective

  1. Wearing nothing; nude: a bottomless waitress
  2. A bar, club, restaurant, etc, featuring unclad females

[1960s+; by comparison with topless, which means nude above the waist]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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