[Ads-l] Antedating of "Brassiere"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Dec 15 12:36:28 UTC 2014


1859, July 16, The Spectator p. 735 col. 1 "These corsets-brassières are quite original, invented and patented by Madame Vigourous." (Ben Z. and someone else.)

SG

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Yes, all by me, I believe, but some or all of the ones I have posted before may not be naturalized citations.

Fred Shapiro



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Earlier uses are in the archive.

Stephen Goranson
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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

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