Bumbershoot definition

bŭmbər-sho͝ot
An umbrella.
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(informal) An umbrella: a jocular usage.
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(dated, humorous) An umbrella.

It smells like rain. Perhaps we should take along a bumbershoot.

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Noun

Singular:
bumbershoot
Plural:
bumbershoots

Origin of bumbershoot

  • Alteration of umbrella alteration of (para)chute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • American in origin, it has become associated with British umbrellas, but has never been a Briticism (see , )

    From Wiktionary