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brolly

[brol-ee] /ˈbrɒl i/
noun, plural brollies. British Informal.
1.
an umbrella.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; alteration of (um)brell(a) + -y2
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Examples from the web for brolly
  • The masterstroke here is to use the run-off water from the brolly to fill the water pistol.
  • The kind of breezes that tug at a brolly, turning it inside-out or ripping it from your hands.
British Dictionary definitions for brolly

brolly

/ˈbrɒlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
an informal Brit name for umbrella (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for brolly
n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for brolly

brolly

noun

An umbrella •Thoroughly British, with some US use (1870s+ British schools)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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