brolly

noun
brol·​ly | \ ˈbrä-lē How to pronounce brolly (audio) \
plural brollies

Definition of brolly

chiefly British

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Lovely little villages with little model versions of themselves and cosy pubs and shops that sell only brollies (umbrellas) or jumpers (sweaters) or puds (desserts) are twee. L.m., The Economist, "“Good Omens”: too twee or not too twee?," 6 June 2019 Proving that not every item is suitable for the sharing economy, a Chinese entrepreneur, Zhao Shuping, who launched an umbrella-sharing service in April, reported that nearly all his brollies had gone missing. The Economist, "Business this week," 13 July 2017 This keeps the brolly drip free for quick trips inside. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "Inside Out Umbrella Bags Itself," 12 Oct. 2009

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First Known Use of brolly

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brolly

by shortening & alteration

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brolga

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bromance

bromargyrite

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