Definitionsbrassiere; a woman's undergarment to cover, support and give contour to the breasts.
Synonyms and slangonyms: boob tube; booby trap; boulder houlder; breast bucket; bubby trap; bubby hammock; bust bodice; bust-girdle; double-barrelled slingshot (catapult); flesh bag; flopper-stopper; front suspension; hammock for two; harness; nylon milk pails; over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder; tit-bag; tit-hammock; tit holder; tit pants; tit sling; two ring circus; upper decker flopper stopper.
See also: falsies; falsy; padded bra; padding.
(1) Johnny Kelly (Michael Keaton) and a chorus girl in Johnny Dangerously (1984):
-- Girl: ' I'm not wearing a bra, Johnny.'
-- Johnny: ' That makes two of us.'
(2) Nelson (Tim Robbins) and Mona (Jennifer Tilly) in No Small Affair (1984):
-- Nelson: ' Hey, Mona, what's your bra size? '
-- Mona: ' Multiply the length of your dick by ten and add your I.Q. '
-- Nelson: ' Ask a simple question she gives you a math problem.'
(3) Lawrence Paros. The Erotic Tongue (1984): ' The bra , or something like it, has been in use for over 6,000 years but really didn't come into its own until the turn of the century. The first formal application for a patent on the garment was filed on February 12, 1914 by Mary Phelps Jacob, also known as Caresse Crosby, who fashioned a prototype using some ribbons, thread, and two handkerchiefs. After World War I, the donning of the bra became synonymous with the chucking of the corset, long considered the restrainer of the female and the mainstay of her oppression. The bra allowed women to both liberate their bodies and assume a host of activities, both work and play, previously open only to men.'