plural -s
: one of a pair of ornamental straps that go from the belt on the front of a dress over the shoulders to the belt in back

Word History


French, from Old French bretele, carrying strap, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brittil rein

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“Bretelle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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