Origin of brassiere
Examples from the Web for brassiere
Sew a piece of tape ending with a loop on the point of the front to fasten the Brassiere to the corset.
The tapes are crossed at the back and brought round to the front to regulate the fit of the brassiere.
With the brassiere in place, she stood looking at her slim image.Deadly City|Paul W. Fairman
The pattern for the Brassiere shown here is in three parts, the front, side-front and back.
She wore no brassiere underneath, and he regarded her breasts somberly.Ten From Infinity|Paul W. Fairman
British Dictionary definitions for brassiere
Word Origin for brassiere
Word Origin and History for brassiere
18c., "woman's underbodice," from French brassière "child's chemise; shoulder strap" (17c.), from Old French braciere "arm guard" (14c.), from bras "an arm," from Latin bracchium (see brace (n.)). Modern use is a euphemistic borrowing employed in the garment trade by 1902.