Definition of bumbershoot in English:

bumbershoot

noun

US
informal
  • An umbrella.

    • ‘Just bring along a big bumbershoot (capable of handling two months of something called ‘heavy precipitation’).’
    • ‘That's called an umbrella, also sometimes known as a parasol or bumbershoot.’
    • ‘Brian Sostek demonstrates his patented bumbershoot fencing technique against Megan McClellan in ‘Pieces of Eight’.’
    • ‘Kindly remove that piece of paper from my windshield… didn't your mother ever tell you it's not wise to harass frail ‘little old ladies’ with long canes and large bumbershoots.’
    parasol, sunshade
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Origin

Late 19th century: alteration of umbrella + parachute.

Pronunciation

bumbershoot

/ˈbʌmbəʃuːt/