- (dated, humorous) An umbrella.
- It smells like rain. Perhaps we should take along a bumbershoot.
OriginAmerican in origin, it has become associated with British umbrellas, but has never been a Briticism.
New word of the day. It is pouring, just gushing, and hubby said we needed a bumbershoot. I had never heard the word.
Apparently bumber is from umbrella and shoot is from parachute, and although many think it is British, it is actually an American word.
Today, I am not sure that even a bumbershoot would help. El Nino is in full force this year. Luckily we live on a mountain, and it keeps our feet dry.