- an umbrella.
Origin of brolly
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Examples from the Web for brolly
An' I nearly broke Beetle's brolly plantin' her where she would blossom!Stalky & Co.
Parties are wonderful partial to prodding with brolly or walking-stick, ah yes, and rifles.
- an informal Brit name for umbrella (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for brolly
British slang, "umbrella," by 1866, a clipped and shortened form of umbrella.
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