- Charles Mackay's Lost Beauties of the English Language, 1874
Nakedize, to go naked.
- Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1908
Do you know why Lady Godiva rode her horse through town all nakedized? She had nagged her husband, Leofric, into agreeing to lower unjust taxes on the local peasants if she rode around naked. Leofric was probably kidding around when he agreed, and was horrified when she went through with it. As a concession, she let Leofric save face by partially concealing her body with her long, luxurious hair. Godiva also requested that the townspeople avert their eyes as she passed. A tailor named Tom refused the request, leading to the birth of the phrase peeping Tom.