Brassiere meaning

brə-zîr'
A woman's undergarment worn to support the breasts.
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An item of underwear worn to support the breasts; now commonly shortened to bra.
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Origin of brassiere

  • French brassière child's jacket with sleeves, brassiere from Old French braciere bras arm (from Latin brācchium brachium) -iere, -ier one associated with –er1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the French word brassière.
    From Wiktionary