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strapless

[strap-lis] /ˈstræp lɪs/
adjective
1.
without a strap or straps.
2.
designed and made without shoulder straps:
a strapless evening gown; a strapless bra.
Origin of strapless
1840-1850
1840-50; strap + -less
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  • Her strapless gown didn't fit her, nor anybody within twenty pounds of her weight.

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British Dictionary definitions for strapless

strapless

/ˈstræplɪs/
adjective
1.
(of a woman's formal dress, brassiere, etc) without straps over the shoulders
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Word Origin and History for strapless
adj.

1846 of trousers, 1935 of brassieres, from strap (n.) + -less.

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