Green’s Dictionary of Slang

strip v.

1. [late 17C–18C] (UK Und.) to rob a house, esp. when the thieves empty it of all moveable contents.

2. [late 17C+] to rob a person.

3. [1980s] (US campus) to upset or harm a person.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

strip-bush (n.) [laundry was orig. laid out on hedges to dry]

[mid-19C] one who steals washing from its drying lines.

strip-down (n.)

[1950s] (US) an automobile that has been modified to improve its performance.

strip joint (n.) (also strip club) [joint n. (3b)]

[1950s+] (US) a bar or club that offers striptease shows.

strip show (n.) (also strip)

[1930s+] (orig. US) a striptease show.

In phrases

strip a peg (in Plunket Street) (v.) [Plunket Street, the old-clothes market in Dublin]

[late 18C] (Irish) to dress in second-hand clothes.

strip-me-naked (n.)

see separate entries.

strip teeth and bite (v.)

[1900s] (Aus.) to become fiercely argumentative.

In exclamations

strip me!

[mid-18C] a general excl. of imprecation.