brassière

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brassière ‎(plural brassières)

  1. Alternative form of brassiere

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French braciere (originally a lining inside armor to protect the arm, but later a garment), from brace ‎(arm), from Latin bracchium, from Ancient Greek βραχίων ‎(brakhíōn)

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brassière f ‎(plural brassières)

  1. A child's vest.
  2. (Maritime): A life jacket.
  3. The use of this word, notably in Quebec French, in the sense of the English brassiere is an anglicism, and a back-formed false friend.

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