Definition of bra noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//brɑː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//brɑː//
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  1. 1(formal brassière) a piece of women’s underwear worn to cover and support the breasts See related entries: Clothes
  2. 2(also car bra, auto bra) a tightly fitting cover that is put over the front end of a car to protect it, sometimes made of a material that absorbs the waves from police radar equipment, so that it is more difficult to tell if a driver is going too fast
  3. Word Origin1930s: abbreviation of brassière.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bra

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