bumbershoot
noun Etymology: bumber- (alteration of umbr- in umbrella) + -shoot (alteration of -chute in parachute) Date: circa 1896 umbrella

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bumbershoot — /bum beuhr shooht /, n. Informal (often facetious). an umbrella. [1915 20; bumber , appar. expressive alter. of UMBRELLA + shoot, resp. of chute in PARACHUTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bumbershoot — n. (amusing Slang) umbrella …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bumbershoot — noun US informal an umbrella. Origin C19: alt. of umbrella + (para)chute …   English new terms dictionary

  • bumbershoot — bum·ber·shoot …   English syllables

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