Origin: Fr, child's chemise, shoulder strap, orig., arm guard < bras, an arm < L brachium: see brace
See brassiere in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French brassière, child's jacket with sleeves, brassiere
Origin: , from Old French braciere
Origin: : bras, arm (from Latin brācchium; see brachium)
Origin: + -iere, -ier, one associated with; see -er1.
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