Definition of bra in English:

bra

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Pronunciation: /brɑː
 
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noun

  • 1An undergarment worn by women to support the breasts.
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    • Underwear makers promote support bras made without an underwire, as even a small bit of metal can trigger a sensitive alarm.
    • She doesn't just sell her underwear, though: slips, bras, body stockings, and socks are all hot sellers.
    • To avoid severe chaffing, endurance athletes should look for bras that are seamless.
  • 1.1 (also auto bra, car bra) North American A carbon-based cover that fits over the front bumper of a car.
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    • Make sure that the car bra you purchase is for the specific make and model of your vehicle.
    • It comes from the same place that gave the world pet psychiatrists, pet rocks and car bras.

Derivatives

braless

adjective
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  • Under a thin, blue turtleneck, she appears to be braless.
  • Obviously going braless, her breasts seemingly defy gravity, a testimony to her plastic surgeon's wonderful skills.
  • However, you should go braless for a few hours every day just so the breasts aren't restricted.

Origin

1930s: abbreviation of brassiere.

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