Can I use the word bra in an academic essay?

Should I say brassiere instead? I know that's the full word but it almost seems too formal. I'm using it to describe stays.

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  • 8 months ago

    Bra is a shortage, I would use brassiere

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Yes because, although it is shorter than brassiere, bra is a well accepted word.

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  • 8 months ago

    I don't know, of course, exactly what you're planning to write, but it may be relevant to point out that 'stays' and a 'bra' are not the same garment and don't perform the same function.

    If this is really an 'academic' essay, I would use the full form, but don't forget the accent: brassière.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    if you are describing stays then brassiere is the proper way. bra is modern. stays are not

  • Ben
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Sure, why not, done properly.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Don’t act like you’re not sleeping with the professor 

  • Linda
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Bra or brassiere would be accepted. Bra is the most common way it is said so that is best.

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