[ahr-too r-oh;; Spanish ahr-too-raw] /ɑrˈtʊər oʊ;; Spanish ɑrˈtu rɔ/ (Show IPA), 1897–1957, Spanish author, critic, lecturer, and broadcaster: in England after 1939.
- Bareback rider
bareback rider noun phrase A man who does the sex act without using a condom (1950s+) Historical Examples We sat in our saddles, I like Baucher, you like a bareback rider at the Hippodrome. The Flower Girl of The Chteau d’Eau, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVI) Charles Paul de Kock He wriggled […]
the irreducible minimum; the most essential components: Reduce this report to its bare bones. There is nothing left of the town but the bare bones—a couple of stores, a church, and a few houses. Contemporary Examples From that meeting, they generate a barebones, two-page outline. This Is How an Episode of Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’ […]
without covering or clothing; naked; nude: bare legs. without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.: bare walls. open to view; unconcealed; undisguised: his bare dislike of neckties. unadorned; bald; plain: the bare facts. (of cloth) napless or threadbare. scarcely or just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities of life. Obsolete. with the head uncovered; bareheaded. to open […]
- Barefaced lie
A shameless falsehood. For example, Bill could tell a barefaced lie with a straight face. The adjective barefaced means “beardless,” and one theory is that in the 1500s this condition was considered brazen in all but the youngest males. By the late 1600s barefaced also meant “brazen” or “bold,” the meaning alluded to in this […]