Origin of brassiereFr, child's chemise, shoulder strap, origin, originally , arm guard from bras, an arm from Classical Latin brachium: see brace
A woman's undergarment worn to support the breasts; a bra.
Origin of brassiereFrench brassière child's jacket with sleeves, brassiere from Old French braciere bras arm ( from Latin brācchium ; see brachium . ) -iere, -ier one associated with ; see -er 1.
OriginSee also: brassière
From the French word brassière.