brolly

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

Definition of brolly

chiefly British

Examples of brolly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 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, 13 July 2017 This keeps the brolly drip free for quick trips inside. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, 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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“Brolly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brolly. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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