Definition of bumbershoot in English:

bumbershoot

noun

US
informal
  • An umbrella.

    • ‘Brian Sostek demonstrates his patented bumbershoot fencing technique against Megan McClellan in ‘Pieces of Eight’.’
    • ‘That's called an umbrella, also sometimes known as a parasol or bumbershoot.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Just bring along a big bumbershoot (capable of handling two months of something called ‘heavy precipitation’).’
    parasol, sunshade
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Origin

Late 19th century: alteration of umbrella + parachute.

Pronunciation

bumbershoot

/ˈbʌmbəʃuːt/