brolly

[ brol-ee ]
/ ˈbrɒl i /

noun, plural brol·lies. British Informal.


Nearby words

  1. broker-dealer,
  2. brokerage,
  3. brokered convention,
  4. broking,
  5. brolga,
  6. brom-,
  7. bromal,
  8. bromance,
  9. bromantic,
  10. bromate

Origin of brolly

1870–75; alteration of (um)brell(a) + -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for brolly

brolly

/ (ˈbrɒlɪ) /

noun plural -lies

an informal Brit name for umbrella (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for brolly

brolly

n.

British slang, "umbrella," by 1866, a clipped and shortened form of umbrella.

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