One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjective & adverb
With one's legs not covered by clothing.
- ‘To stand in it barelegged was to be assaulted by dry flannels from the shins down.’
- ‘As the researchers walked around barelegged, often climbing mountains into cooler, beclouded rain forests beloved of leeches, they were mercilessly stung by mosquitoes.’
- ‘Though a barelegged trend is now popular amongst younger women, hosiery is still common in offices and places where formal dress is required.’
- ‘And, can I go to work in the office, barelegged in strappy stiletto sandals with red painted toenails?’
- ‘Hanes No Hose allows femme fatales to go barelegged in sexy, strappy open-toe shoes while offering girdle-like control to just above the knee or below the lower calf.’
- ‘In summer they go barefoot, but seldom barelegged, as has been lately asserted by a traveller.’
- ‘She has never worked barelegged while hosting Entertainment Tonight.’
- ‘It is also a common sight to see him wearing light-colored tights (usually white or tan), although he has appeared barelegged in other games.’
- ‘Thus Mary romps barelegged in the park, and, on the way to the block, leaps on Leicester, her legs around his waist, to implant a farewell kiss.’
- ‘This may be Yorkshire, but he is no barelegged savage.’
- ‘She goes out barelegged, oblivious of the bitter weather, and at times wears a washed leather trench coat or a battered leather jacket, too.’
- ‘Barefoot, barelegged, and with her dress sleeves rolled up to the elbows, Josie had come along way from her strict and proper ways at Hatfield.’
- ‘She was a barelegged kid of about eight or nine dressed in a raggedy polka dot dress.’
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