[Ads-l] Antedating of "Brassiere"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Dec 15 10:20:28 UTC 2014

Earlier uses are in the archive.

Stephen Goranson

From: American Dialect Society... on behalf of Shapiro, Fred ...Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:30 PM

Subject: [ADS-L] Antedating of "Brassiere"

brassiere (OED 1911)

1909 _Leamington Spa Courier_ 12 Feb. 3/6 (British Newspaper Archive)  Jetted nets are used for entire costumes, but the paillettes are arranged in a new way.  They are almost exclusively set on in band or border designs.  Both dull and polished jet are used, sometimes massed on a brassiere or beautifully fitted belt.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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