The Curious Origin of the Word ‘Naked’


By Dr Oliver Tearle

The word ‘naked’ is so well-known, so familiar to us, that it’s easy to overlook its strangeness. It rhymes with no other word in English, and looks like a weird hybrid or cross between a verb and an adjective. How did the word naked come about, and what are its origins?

Let’s strip the word ‘naked’ naked, and explore its curious history. Continue reading “The Curious Origin of the Word ‘Naked’”