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[Alteration by folk etymology from obsolete start-naked, naked to the tail, from Middle English stert-naked : stert, tail; see redstart + naked, naked; see naked.]


completely naked. Informal word: starkers (postpositive)
[C13 stert naket, literally: tail naked; stert, from Old English steort tail; related to Old Norse stertr tail + naked]
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The stark-naked woman then casually walked through the crowd at the bus stop.
On his screen was a stark-naked woman in a revoltingly revealing pose.
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But she couldn't help but smile as Ray arrived stark-naked on her doorstep sporting two bouquets of red roses which he laid in the shape of a heart on the lawn.