Definition of starkers in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstärkərz/


[predicative] informal, chiefly British
1Completely naked: they ran starkers across the stage!
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  • As you will be aware referees are clamping down on players removing their shirt during goal celebrations so Paolo really can't complain after he removed every item of clothing and sprinted around the pitch completely starkers.
  • It's like a ghastly incarnation of your worst nightmare: the waking equivalent of that God-awful dream where you find yourself wandering, completely starkers, through a crowded airport.
  • He was completely starkers and had no bottoms on at all.
2Mad; crazy: his lifestyle would drive me starkers
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  • During her freshman year Angel had nearly gone starkers because she had barely seen her friends at all and so had severely cut back on her extra-curricular activities, even dance.
  • I have had their students as my students over the years and they drove me starkers.
  • I like Jane Austen, but some of the other Austen aficionados of my acquaintance drive me right starkers.

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Syllabification: stark·ers

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