brassiere


bras·siere

noun \brə-ˈzir also ˌbra-sē-ˈer\

Definition of BRASSIERE

:  a woman's undergarment to cover and support the breasts

Origin of BRASSIERE

obsolete French brassière bodice, from Old French braciere arm protector, from bras arm — more at bracelet
First Known Use: 1894

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