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braless adjective

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The rapper handled it like a pro and changed into a bra and bathrobe for the rest of her set. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Cardi B Had a Wardrobe Malfunction at Bonnaroo and Handled It Like a Pro," 17 June 2019 At Boston Court Pasadena, four actresses walk onstage in beige bras and panties, then proceed to dress themselves in elaborate 18th century undergarments: black stockings, white corsets and hoop skirts. Margaret Gray,, "Review: Boston Court Pasadena’s ‘Ladies’ presents a puzzle of female empowerment," 14 June 2019 Schumer was out on a walk with her son while wearing nothing but a bra and underwear. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Amy Schumer continues to keep motherhood real, shows off her c-section scar," 14 June 2019 In the alleyway near the apartment, the officer saw a woman, wearing a bra and sweatpants, climbing over a tall barbed-wire fence and screaming. Olivia Prentzel,, "Police arrest man accused of kidnapping, raping woman inside his Central City apartment," 5 June 2019 Her Louis Vuitton ensemble featured a black and silver striped bra and skirt, with a silver mesh overlay that had a flared skirt hem and sleeves along with a high neckline. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Gets Futuristic in Louis Vuitton for X-Men Premiere," 28 May 2019 Tibbits, who is described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall and approximately 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, was last seen wearing gym shorts, a black sports bra and running shoes, according to the sheriff's office. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "University of Iowa student reported missing after going for jog, officials say," 22 July 2018 The final ensemble was vintage Gaga: a glittery black bra, panties, fishnet tights, and ridiculously high platform boots. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Lady Gaga’s Private Fashion Archive is Going on Display in Las Vegas—Infamous Dried Meat Dress Included," 30 May 2019 Athlete Mirinda Carfrae wears Tory Sport bra, similar styles at, P.E. Nation leggings, similar styles at, Hoka ONE ONE Gaviota Leather shoes, $160, SELF, "Arms and Legs Strength Builder," 28 Apr. 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


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Kids Definition of bra

: a woman's undergarment for breast support

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