What does brassiere mean?

brassiere meaning in General Dictionary

a type of womans undergarment frequently stiffened with line or whalebones or even the like and worn to pay for and offer the tits also referred to as bra It generally features straps which support it through the arms but strapless variants may also be made

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  • an undergarment donned by females to guide their tits

brassiere meaning in Etymology Dictionary

18c., "woman's underbodice," from French brassi

brassiere - French to English

baby's vest