Bra vs Brassiere what difference

what is difference between Bra and Brassiere

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: brä, IPA(key): /bɹɑː/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1

Shortened from brassiere.

Noun

bra (plural bras)

  1. Clipping of brassiere. [from 1920s]
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From bracket, referring to the notation introduced in 1939 by Paul Dirac.

Noun

bra (plural bras)

  1. (physics) One of the two vectors in the standard notation for describing quantum states in quantum mechanics, the other being the ket.
Antonyms
  • ket
Related terms
  • bra-ket notation

Etymology 3

Representing a different pronunciation of bro (brother).

Noun

bra (plural bras)

  1. (slang) Alternative form of bro; friend, mate
  2. (slang) female equivalent of bro

Further reading

  • brassiere on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • ABR, ARB, Arb., Bar, Bar., RBA, Rab, abr., arb, bar, bar-

Afrikaans

Etymology

Borrowed from English bra.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /brɑː/

Noun

bra (plural bra’s)

  1. bra, brassiere
  2. (Cape Afrikaans) bro, brah, bruh

Cebuano

Etymology

From English bra, shortened from brassiere, from French brassière.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: bra

Noun

bra

  1. a bra; a brassiere

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:bra.


Garo

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

bra

  1. arrow

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French bras (arm)

Noun

bra

  1. arm

Khotanese

Adjective

bra

  1. dear

Norman

Alternative forms

  • brâs (continental Normandy)
  • bras (Jersey, Guernsey)

Etymology

From Old French bras, from Vulgar Latin *bracium, from Classical Latin bracchium, from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn).

Noun

bra m (plural bras)

  1. (Sark, anatomy) arm

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from French brave.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɾɑː/

Adjective

bra (indeclinable, comparative bedre, indefinite superlative best, definite superlative beste)

  1. good, fine

Derived terms

  • kjempebra

Adverb

bra

  1. well

See also

  • god
  • vel

References

  • “bra” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from French brave.

Adjective

bra (indeclinable, comparative betre, indefinite superlative best, definite superlative beste)

  1. good, fine

Derived terms

  • kjempebra

See also

  • god
  • vel

References

  • “bra” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Etymology

Since at least 1621, from braf (good, brave); from Low German brav; from French brave, borrowed from Italian bravo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /brɑː/, /brɒː/

Adjective

bra (comparative bättre, superlative bäst)

  1. good

Declension

Usage notes

In informal (often jocular or childish) contexts, bäst may be inflected further and given the comparative bästare (bester) and the superlative bästast, bästaste (bestest); these forms are also nonstandard.

Adverb

bra (comparative bättre, superlative bäst)

  1. well

See also

  • väl
  • god

Anagrams

  • -bar, bar

Yola

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective

bra

  1. brave

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867) , William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN

Zazaki

Alternative forms

  • bira
  • bıra

Etymology

Compare Persian برادر(barâdar).

Noun

bra

  1. brother


English

Alternative forms

  • brassière

Etymology

Borrowed from French brassière. Doublet of brachiaria.

Pronunciation

  • (UK): IPA(key): /ˈbɹæzɪɛə/ or IPA(key): /ˈbɹæsɪɛə/
  • (US): enPR: brə-zĭrʹ, IPA(key): /bɹəˈzɪɹ/

Noun

brassiere (plural brassieres)

  1. (dated) An item of underwear worn to support the breasts; now commonly shortened to bra. [from 1900s]
    Synonym: bra

Translations

Further reading

  • brassiere on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • brasserie

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