brolly
noun (plural brollies) Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: circa 1874 chiefly British umbrella

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  • Brolly — is: * A colloquial term for umbrella. * The last name of actor Shane Brolly ( Underworld ). * A fictional character from the Dragon Ball Z series …   Wikipedia

  • brolly — British slang, umbrella, by 1866, a clipped and shortened form of that word (see UMBRELLA (Cf. umbrella)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • brolly — ► NOUN (pl. brollies) Brit. informal ▪ an umbrella …   English terms dictionary

  • brolly — [bräl′ē] n. pl. brolies [altered < (UM)BRELLA] [Brit. Informal] an UMBRELLA (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Brolly — This interesting name has two possible origins, one French and the other Irish. The French locational name (de) Broglie is anglicized as Brolly. A Coat of Arms was granted to this family c.1680 and it is recorded in Rietstapps Amourial General.… …   Surnames reference

  • Brolly — Shane Brolly (* 6. März 1970 in Belfast, Nordirland) ist ein vornehmlich in den USA tätiger britischer Schauspieler. Als Kind einer irischen Schauspielerfamilie begann Brolly seine Karriere mit Nebenrollen in Krimiserien fürs amerikanische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brolly — UK [ˈbrɒlɪ] / US [ˈbrɑlɪ] noun [countable] Word forms brolly : singular brolly plural brollies British informal an umbrella …   English dictionary

  • brolly — noun Umbrella. Its going to rain today mdash; youd better take your brolly …   Wiktionary

  • brolly — [[t]brɒ̱li[/t]] brollies N COUNT A brolly is the same as an umbrella. [BRIT, INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • brolly — /brol ee/, n., pl. brollies. Brit. Informal. an umbrella. [1870 75; alter. of (UM)BRELL(A) + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

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