bretelle

noun
bre·​telle | \ brəˈtel \
plural -s

Definition of bretelle

: 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

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History and Etymology for bretelle

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

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“Bretelle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bretelle. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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