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bra burner

noun, Slang: Disparaging.
a contemptuous term used to refer to an ardent or militant feminist or to someone perceived as such.
Usage note
This term dates back to a protest at the 1968 Miss America pageant by a group of feminists who did not actually burn their bras, but instead threw the bras (and other feminine products) into a trash can to draw attention to the emerging women’s liberation movement. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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A very militant feminist: The media decided henceforth to label feminists as ''braburners''

[1910+; fr the putative symbolic burning of brassieres as a protest against the restriction of women's freedom]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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