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bra burner Syllabification: bra burn·er

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of bra burner in English:

noun

informal
A feminist perceived as militant in the struggle for women’s rights.
Example sentences
  • She is now seen as some sort of left wing bra burner on the right.
  • Its radicalism and politics of rejection also have clear parallels in other civil rights movements: the Black Panthers, the feminist bra burners, and the century-old debates over whether to seek integration or separation.
  • The Radcliffe Institute's outlook, however, owes more to the bra burners than to the responsible feminists.

Origin

From the mid 20th-century urban legend of women of burning bras to symbolize freedom from societal restraints.

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