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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An undergarment worn by women to support their breasts.

Usage examples (34)
  • The word brassiere comes from the Old French braciere, which was a piece worn on the arm as protection.
  • Just the word brassiere, or its shortened form, bra, was enough to stimulate me, and to say to myself “Mary’s bra” was deadly.
  • The word brassiere first appeared in U.S.
  • That's right, a brassiere to conceal a hidden handgun. for more
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  • A "brasserie" is a food-and-drink bar, "brassier" is more like brass, a "brassiere" is a woman's undergarment or bra, while a "brazier" or "brasier" is a cooking utensil that holds live coals.
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