stark naked

stark-naked

[stahrk-ney-kid]
adjective
absolutely naked.

Origin:
1520–30; stark + naked; replacing start-naked (start, Middle English; Old English steort tail; cognate with Dutch staart, Old High German sterz, Old Norse stertr)

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stark-naked
 
adj
Informal word: starkers completely naked
 
[C13 stert naket, literally: tail naked; stert, from Old English steort tail; related to Old Norse stertr tail + naked]

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