[Ads-l] Antedating of "Bra"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 24 02:00:27 UTC 2016

bra (OED 1937)

1933 _Indianapolis Star_ 17 June 2 (Newspapers.com)  (adv't) "Hour Glass" Bathing Suits ... The front is inner lined making a "bra" unnecessary and the bows are flat so they won't interfere with your back stroke!

Fred Shapiro

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

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