brassiere

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noun bras·siere \brə-ˈzir also ˌbra-sē-ˈer\

Definition of brassiere

  1. :  a woman's undergarment to cover and support the breasts

Origin and Etymology of brassiere

obsolete French brassière bodice, from Old French braciere arm protector, from bras arm — more at bracelet


First Known Use: 1880



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