Noun(plural bumbershoots)

  1. (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.



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