Origin of bumbershootjocular alteration and merging of umbr(ella) and amp; (para)chute
Origin of bumbershootAlteration of umbrella + alteration of (para)chute.
- (dated, humorous) An umbrella.
- It smells like rain. Perhaps we should take along a bumbershoot.
American in origin, it has become associated with British umbrellas, but has never been a Briticism (see , )