\ ˈbrä How to pronounce bra (audio) \

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braless adjective

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All but a handful of the nearly 70 bikes were occupied by ponytail-wagging, sports bra-wearing riders who had shown up for a workout led by Mireya D’Angelo, one of the company’s most popular instructors. Katherine Rosman, New York Times, "They Paid $42 for a SoulCycle Ride, Not for Trump," 8 Aug. 2019 In the end, the company won the contract for the Apollo suits, and gave some of their bra-making seamstresses a brand-new assignment. CBS News, "The seamstresses who helped put a man on the moon," 14 July 2019 None were wearing shoes, and the woman wore no shirt, just a bra speckled with white paint. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, "‘They just vanished’: A business partner murdered a family of four with a sledgehammer, jury finds," 11 June 2019 In an effort to combat your winter woes, Williams fresh pieces offer vibrant, punchy printed bomber jackets, leggings, and workout bras. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Your First Look at Venus Williams' "Morning Glory" Collection for EleVen," 28 Nov. 2018 Unlike the women in the painting, Beyoncé’s squad wears nude leggings and bras, while she is decked out in diamond earrings and a Burberry check set., "Beyoncé Lets Her Outfits Do The Talking In Everything Is Love's First Video," 17 June 2018 The 30-piece collection includes hoodies, leggings, men's shorts, sports bras, t-shirts, totes, and caps. Kate Dwyer, Fortune, "Sweat Marketing: Lululemon’s Tie-In With Barry’s Bootcamp," 25 July 2019 His breasts could fill a C-cup bra, and his belly looks nine months pregnant. Dear Abby,, "Dear Abby: Wife is disgusted that overweight husband lets it all hang out," 12 July 2019 His breasts could fill a C-cup bra, and his belly looks nine months pregnant. Abigail Van Buren, Twin Cities, "Dear Abby: Shop owner reluctant to fire employee in personal crisis," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of bra

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bra was in 1933

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English Language Learners Definition of bra

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


\ ˈbrä How to pronounce bra (audio) \

Kids Definition of bra

: a woman's undergarment for breast support

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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