Definitions for "Brassiere"
A form of woman's undergarment, often stiffened with wire or whalebones, or the like, and worn to cover and support the breasts; -- also called bra. It usually has straps which support it from the shoulders, but strapless variants are also made.
The shortened word for brassiere. - A woman's close-fitting undergarment which is worn to support and give contour to the breasts..
an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
a delightful farce that details the struggles of two young men trying to design the perfect bra and woo the women of their dreams
No one knows exactly who invented the brassiere, but it dates back to the early 1900s. In 1914, a design was patented in the U.S. by Mary Phelps Jacob for a brassiere. It was made of two handkerchiefs and a narrow ribbon.