bra

noun
\ ˈbrä How to pronounce bra (audio) \

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Other Words from bra

braless adjective

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There were a number of outrageously fabulous options on the table courtesy of Yoox: big balloon skirted dress or sparkly bra top? Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Getting Ready for the Pre-Met Party With Adesuwa Aighewi and Ruby Aldridge," 5 May 2019 The 20-year-old reality star shared a new picture of herself cradling daughter Stormi on Instagram on Wednesday, rocking a black bra top. Fox News, "Kylie Jenner flaunts post-baby body in new photo with baby Stormi," 19 July 2018 When the inevitable water wars begin, use it to light Molotov cocktails and your bra on fire. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "How to Cook Anything with a Torch," 8 Feb. 2019 What type of bra is best: Pretty much any style will work. Glamour, "Are You Wearing the Right Bra for Your Breast Type?," 28 Mar. 2019 That change was made a century ago, meaning the Constitution hasn’t been updated to reflect women’s rights since shortly after the invention of the bra. Chloe Angyal, Marie Claire, "Kamala Harris Says It’s Time To Make Women Full Citizens At Last," 27 Feb. 2019 In the November 2004 issue, Moss wore a ridiculous green fur coat on top of a Nike sports bra and a pair of short white gym shorts. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Why I Love the New Kate Moss So Much Better Than the ’90s Waif," 25 Jan. 2019 Another analyst testified gasoline was found on the remains of Chambers' bra. Fox News, "Unknown hitchhiker: Link to Mississippi burning death?," 28 Sep. 2018 Less strain on the shoulders and back, and no painful wire poking into the bottom of the bra. Kathleen Felton, Health.com, "These New Wireless Bras for Cup Sizes DD+ Are Ridiculously Comfortable," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of bra

1933, in the meaning defined above

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bra

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bra

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

bra

noun
\ ˈbrä How to pronounce bra (audio) \

Kids Definition of bra

: a woman's undergarment for breast support

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