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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