brassiere

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English[edit]

A brassiere

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brassière. Doublet of brachiaria.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK): IPA(key): /ˈbɹæzɪɛə/, /ˈbɹæsɪɛə/
  • (US): enPR: brə-zĭrʹ, IPA(key): /bɹəˈzɪɹ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪɹ

Noun[edit]

brassiere (plural brassieres)

  1. Dated form of bra (item of underwear). [from 1900s]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: brasier

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