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braless adjective

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My old tank tops had to have thick straps to hide my bras. Allison Berres, Good Housekeeping, "Breast-Reduction Surgery Made Me Feel More Sensual, Youthful, and Confident," 9 Nov. 2018 Bow, who is a nonwhite character in the reboot, is depicted in what could be in a bra or a variation of a chest binder that a trans or gender-nonconforming person might wear. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power honors and challenges the original She-Ra.," 21 Nov. 2018 In an Instagram post on November 16, Emily shared a photo of herself in a burgundy bra with a matching thong, casually lounging in a store between a shelf of potato chips and a fridge stocked with soda and Red Bull. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Teases Lingerie Collection M/RATA," 17 Nov. 2018 Carlson recalls that for months prior, Visich, during guest lectures in Carlson’s class, told female undergraduates to prepare by packing colorful bras. Ben Guarino, The Verge, "An academic reported sexual harassment. Her university allegedly retaliated," 12 Nov. 2018 Invest in a bra made with materials designed to mold to your frame and provide high-impact support., The Seattle Times, "The 5 pieces you need for running," 16 July 2018 My favorite part working on Broadway is going out after the show and telling hilarious stories about [our] worst auditions, wigs falling off, bras exploding. Loren King,, "Series that brings Broadway stars to Provincetown may lose its home," 5 July 2018 This girl who knows that camis are the comfiest without a bra underneath. Katie Robinson, Seventeen, "21 Photos Will Make You Love Your Breasts Just as They Are," 12 Feb. 2018 Some people can run in anything, sticking their phone in their sports bra and tucking their house key into their shoe. Wellesley Boboc, SELF, "7 Easy Things That Have Helped Me Stop Hate Running and Actually Kind of Enjoy It," 15 Nov. 2018

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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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