\ ˈbrä How to pronounce bra (audio) \

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braless adjective

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Her family is very kind about it, given Olivia is wearing only a lace bra and John's dance moves are questionable at best. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Bachelor in Paradise Season 5, Episode 7 Recap: Leo Is the Worst," 28 Aug. 2018 At Rumble’s West 23rd Street location, she was greeted by a founding trainer named Erika Hammond, who wore a black sports bra and a ponytail. Michael Schulman, New York Times, "Alison Brie Swaps Her Wrestling Costume for Boxing Gloves," 22 June 2018 Good for Dancing Beyoncé dances in front of Jacques-Louis David’s The Coronation of Napoleon wearing a bra and leggings by Burberry. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Here’s Who Designed Each Look From Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Apesh*t’ Video," 18 June 2018 In a still image, the expectant star gave a closer peek at her belly, wearing only a sports bra and pair of Fabletics athletic leggings. Mike Miller,, "Beaming Kate Hudson Shows Off Her Growing Baby Bump on the Red Carpet," 9 June 2018 The girl was reportedly wearing only a bra and underwear. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cudahy man allegedly tried to rape 14-year-old daughter and force wife to drink Tide detergent," 23 Feb. 2018 Semanchik successfully petitioned for Cheek’s bra, jeans, socks, shoes and fingernails to be retested for DNA. Sandra E. Garcia, The Seattle Times, "DNA evidence exonerates a man of murder after 20 years in prison," 16 Oct. 2018 The brand long thrived with images of busty supermodels and padded bras retailing at prices topping $50, but competitors have moved in with cheaper options and more-natural styles. Khadeeja Safdar, WSJ, "Retail Report Card for 2018: From Walmart to Tiffany’s," 29 Dec. 2018 Jenna Dewan x Danskin, which launched today, features a total of 30 items, including sports bras, leggings, bodysuits, crop tops, hoodies, joggers, jumpsuits, and, yes, leotards. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Jenna Dewan Designed the Athleisure Collection We Deserve," 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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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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