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bracket

[ brak-it ]
/ ˈbræk ɪt /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Origin of bracket

First recorded in 1570–80; earlier brag(g)et, from Middle French braguette “codpiece,” diminutive of Old Provençal braga “breeches” (see brogue2)

OTHER WORDS FROM bracket

un·brack·et·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bracket

bracket
/ (ˈbrækɪt) /

noun
verb -kets, -keting or -keted (tr)

Word Origin for bracket

C16: from Old French braguette codpiece, diminutive of bragues breeches, from Old Provençal braga, from Latin brāca breeches
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