Fake Etymologies

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can‧de‧la‧bra, n. /kændɪˈlɑːbɹə/

Shortening of the full phrase “candle à brassiere.” A candelabra holds candles in the same way that a brassiere holds its contents. Backformed into the hypercorrect, pseudo-Latin candelabrum as a false singular.