strip is comic book, is that related with other meanings such like that in the sentence : The children stripped off their clothes and jumped into the river.

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    Merriam-Webster's: "Stripped". Look at definition #1, to remove clothing.
    – Walter
    Sep 4, 2013 at 7:12
  • @Walter I think OP is asking whether those two definitions derive from some common idea.
    – Jim
    Sep 4, 2013 at 7:43
  • I'm closing this question because it should be answerable by a dictionary. If @Jim is correct and this is an etymology question, it would be more appropriate to be asked on ELU.
    – WendiKidd
    Sep 4, 2013 at 14:57

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Yes it is. To strip something off is to remove something in strips. Strips are long thin pieces of something which is exactly the shape of the piece of paper needed to hold a comic strip.

Some notes:

  • A comic book is not a strip. A comic strip is what is printed, in the newspaper for example, consisting of a series of frames that could fit on a long strip of paper.

  • Stripping off clothes is a figurative phrase used when the clothes
    come off so fast it seems like they must be coming off in torn

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