bumbershoot

[ buhm-ber-shoot ]
/ ˈbʌm bərˌʃut /

noun Informal: Often Facetious.

an umbrella.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. bum rap,
  2. bum steer,
  3. bum's rush,
  4. bum-rush,
  5. bumbailiff,
  6. bumble,
  7. bumble-foot,
  8. bumble-puppy,
  9. bumblebee,
  10. bumblebeefish

Origin of bumbershoot

1915–20; bumber-, apparently expressive alteration of umbrella + -shoot, respelling of -chute in parachute

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