adjective Date: 1846 having no strap; specifically made or worn without shoulder straps <
a strapless evening gown
strapless noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • strapless — [strap′lis] adj. having no strap or straps; specif., having no shoulder straps [a strapless bra] …   English World dictionary

  • strapless — (adj.) 1846 of trousers, 1935 of brassieres, from STRAP (Cf. strap) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Strapless — Infobox Film name = Strapless caption = Strapless DVD cover director = David Hare writer = David Hare starring = Bridget Fonda, Bruno Ganz, Blair Brown cinematography = Andrew Dunn producer = Rick McCallum distributor= Miramax Films budget =… …   Wikipedia

  • strapless — /strap lis/, adj. 1. without a strap or straps. 2. designed and made without shoulder straps: a strapless evening gown; a strapless bra. [1840 50; STRAP + LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • strapless — [[t]stræ̱pləs[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A strapless dress or bra does not have the usual narrow bands of material over the shoulders. ...a black, strapless evening dress …   English dictionary

  • strapless — adj. Strapless is used with these nouns: ↑bra, ↑dress, ↑gown, ↑top …   Collocations dictionary

  • strapless — strap|less [ˈstræpləs] adj strapless dress/gown/bra one that does not have straps over the shoulders …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strapless — strap|less [ stræpləs ] adjective without STRAPS that go over your shoulders: a strapless bra/dress …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strapless — adjective strapless dress/gown a dress that leaves your shoulders completely bare …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • strapless — UK [ˈstræpləs] / US adjective without straps that go over your shoulders a strapless bra/dress …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”