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braless adjective

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At the crash scene, a baggie of meth fell from McGuyre’s bra, Moody wrote in court records. Ashley Remkus |,, "Woman charged with manslaughter in deadly 5-vehicle crash," 16 July 2019 But through its many loading docks, millions of items are handled each year, from detergent to sports bras, Amazon Echoes to Little Live Scruff-A-Luvs toys, Nature’s Bounty vitamins to Ring doorbells. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "The only thing making Prime Day bearable for Amazon workers is the robots," 12 July 2019 In a mansion overlooking Los Angeles, two women wearing leggings and sports bras recline on a countertop. Jenni Avins, Quartzy, "An avatar of toxic masculinity is starting a men’s grooming line," 2 July 2019 Keep it casual with a Pride-themed sports bra styled with blue jeans and cool kicks. Seventeen, "How to Prep For Your First Pride Parade," 14 June 2019 The basics When: Tuesday, June 11, 3 p.m. ET Where: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France TV channel: Fox More coverage - What ever happened to the world's most famous sports bra? Lila Bromberg, USA TODAY, "Women's World Cup: What time does USWNT play today vs. Thailand?," 10 June 2019 The sight of women running in just a sports bra would distract his young male players. Dvorameyers, Longreads, "The Gymnast’s Position," 5 June 2019 The organizations promised to share a list of other rescues that could benefit from the surplus of bra fasteners. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Your Old Bra Clasps Can Save Injured Turtles," 2 July 2019 Like me, many fantasised about wearing headphones or heels at night, leaving windows open, travelling home alone from gigs, forgoing bras under their clothes, booking Airbnbs in cheaper, less salubrious locations. The Economist, "For women, running is still an act of defiance," 28 June 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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