brolly

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brol·ly

 (brŏl′ē)
n. pl. brol·lies Chiefly British
An umbrella.

[Shortening and alteration of umbrella.]

brolly

(ˈbrɒlɪ)
n, pl -lies
an informal Brit name for umbrella1

brol•ly

(ˈbrɒl i)

n., pl. -lies.
Chiefly Brit. Informal. umbrella.
[1870]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brolly - colloquial terms for an umbrellabrolly - colloquial terms for an umbrella  
umbrella - a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

brolly

[ˈbrɒlɪ] N (Brit) → paraguas m inv

brolly

[ˈbrɒli] n (British) (= umbrella) → pépin m

brolly

n (Brit inf) → (Regen)schirm m

brolly

[ˈbrɒlɪ] n (Brit) (fam) → ombrello
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Kate, 23, and Frazer, 31, arrived under a sea of brollies.
Brighten up any dreary day with one of these brollies.
But I can't help it, as soon as I see those brollies go up, I'm on the carpet, legs in the air, doing the fly dance.
They can buy all the brollies they like when they get home to the colonies
FAMILIES in the South basked in a recordbreaking heat wave yesterday - but brollies were out in the North.
Her Seel Street gallery is now awash with brollies of all colours and sizes, hanging from the ceiling and walls.
There you'll find a selection of mini-fitting, jacket-pocket friendly, slim-line brollies.
Brollies rather than volleys were the order of play at Wimbledon as thousands of Tim Henman fans were served a downpour which postponed all matches before a ball was hit in anger.
But forget boring brollies, who says you can't keep dry in style?