Meaning of “bra” in the English Dictionary

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"bra" in British English

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branoun [ C ]

uk /brɑː/ us /brɑː/ formal brassiere

B2 a piece of women's underwear that supports the breasts

Examples

  • Your shirt's so thin that it shows your bra.
  • "What size bra do you wear?" "A 'C' cup."
  • You'll need a strapless bra to wear with this dress.
  • At the clinic I had to undress down to my bra and knickers.
  • We have a wide selection of bras in the lingerie department.

(Definition of “bra” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bra" in American English

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branoun [ C ]

us /brɑ/ also brassiere

a piece of women’s underwear that supports the breasts

(Definition of “bra” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)