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striptease

[strip-teez] /ˈstrɪpˌtiz/
noun
1.
a burlesque act in which a dancer removes garments one at a time to the accompaniment of music.
verb (used without object), stripteased, stripteasing.
2.
to do a striptease.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; strip1 + tease
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British Dictionary definitions for striptease

striptease

/ˈstrɪpˌtiːz/
noun
1.
  1. a form of erotic entertainment in which a person gradually undresses to music
  2. (as modifier): a striptease club
Derived Forms
stripteaser, noun
Word Origin
from strip1 + tease
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Word Origin and History for striptease
n.

1936, from strip (v.) + tease (n.). Related: Stripteaser (1930).

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