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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Perhaps from Middle Low German strippe 'strap'

strip

2 noun
     
strip2 W3 [countable]
1 a long narrow piece of paper, cloth etc:
a strip of paper
2 a long narrow area of land:
A strip of sand between the cliffs and the sea.
3

do a strip

to take your clothes off, especially in a sexually exciting way as a form of entertainment
4 American EnglishTTR a road with a lot of shops, restaurants etc along it:
the Las Vegas strip
5 [usually singular] British EnglishDSDCC the clothes worn by a sports team:
Liverpool's famous red strip
6TCN a strip cartoon
comic strip, landing strip

➔ tear somebody off a strip

at tear2 (8)

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