Definition of bumbershoot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəmbərˌSHo͞ot/


US informal
An umbrella.
Example sentences
  • 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’).
  • That's called an umbrella, also sometimes known as a parasol or bumbershoot.

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Syllabification: bum·ber·shoot

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