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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 (especially of a model or subject in art) naked.‘a distracting portrait of her with her charms undraped’
- ‘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.’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the spring of 1893 a journalist wrote that she had ‘some strong figure work in her studio, the undraped model being the subject.’’
- ‘Admittedly, they were ready sources for undraped models.’
- ‘I tell her what worried me most were the undraped photo-shoots she did for men's magazines such as FHM.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.