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bra

[brah] /brɑ/
noun
1.
2.
Automotive Slang. a removable cover for the front end of an automobile to protect it from road debris.
Origin
by shortening
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  • True bra also presents with bilateral agenesis of the ureters.
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British Dictionary definitions for bra

bra1

/brɑː/
noun
1.
short for brassiere

bra2

/brɑː/
noun
1.
(South African, informal) another word for bro2

bro2

/bruː/
noun
1.
(South African, informal) a friend, often used in direct address
Word Origin
C20: from Afrikaans broer brother
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Word Origin and History for bra
n.

by 1923, shortening of brassiere.

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Related Abbreviations for bra

bra

brassiere

BRA

basic rate access
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