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Definition of bra

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Other Words from bra

braless adjective

Examples of bra in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 1999 Women's World Cup final is known mostly for the lasting image of Brandi Chastain in a sports bra that graced the cover of magazines and newspapers. Aria Gerson, USA TODAY, "Impact of 1999 Women's World Cup went far beyond Brandi Chastain's iconic goal," 11 July 2020 The death of the bra: will the great lingerie liberation of lockdown last? Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, "What it’s like to face repeated racism at work," 7 July 2020 Normally priced at $35, this sports bra is as low as $26.99. Mark Heim |, al, "Post-July 4th sale: Under Armour’s semi-annual event offers up to 40% off select items," 6 July 2020 Even the brand’s faux-leather leopard bike shorts and the matching sports bra are on sale, and so are the Perfect Black Pants that Oprah loves. Nina Huang,, "Spanx’s Most Comfortable Underwear and Bras Are Up to 50% Off in Its Fourth of July Sale," 2 July 2020 The scoop neck back and neckline offer up a flattering fit, while the soft cup bra provides support and shape. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Size-inclusive swimwear at Lands' End is up to 74% off right now," 26 June 2020 This ombre bra offers medium support and is made from moisture-wicking fabric to keep you cool on runs. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Shop one-day deals on Columbia, C9 Champion, Reebok and more at Amazon’s Big Style Sale," 24 June 2020 Peloton workouts are intense — and your 10-year-old sports bra isn’t going to get the job done. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "20 must-have accessories for anyone with a Peloton," 25 June 2020 After Party, Emily Ratajkowski chose a similarly ’90s-style Inamorata co-ord, hers made up of a bandeau bra top and a maxi slip skirt. Eliza Huber,, "’90s Sportswear Is The Official Uniform Of Quarantine," 28 May 2020

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First Known Use of bra

1933, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2020

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“Bra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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How to pronounce bra (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bra

: a piece of clothing that is worn by women under other clothes to cover and support the breasts


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Kids Definition of bra

: a woman's undergarment for breast support

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