One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Not covered with cloth or drapery.‘leave the bed frame undraped for a smart Shaker look’
- ‘Extending into the kitchen, the 12-inch tiles attract the eye and combine with the undraped window to make the nook appear bright and spacious.’
- ‘Her experiences as wife to the degenerate Glyde are held back from the respectable reader, lest they offend like undraped piano legs in the drawing-room.’
- ‘The next morning, Darren woke up to the sunlight that came in the undraped windows.’
- 1.1 (especially of a model or subject in art) naked.‘a distracting portrait of her with her charms undraped’
- ‘Admittedly, they were ready sources for undraped models.’
- ‘In the spring of 1893 a journalist wrote that she had ‘some strong figure work in her studio, the undraped model being the subject.’’
- ‘I tell her what worried me most were the undraped photo-shoots she did for men's magazines such as FHM.’
- ‘In the chow lines the men used to read the English papers and the boys first became acquainted with ‘Janie,’ the Queen of the Comics, who could always find some excuse for presenting herself undraped to her readers.’
- ‘Keeping his eye on contemporary consumer demand in order to exploit the market's top end, he produced plates with undraped figures, but clothed them when he went ‘downmarket.’’
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