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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The multi-purpose gadget named Booster Brolly is set to be trailed at the Isle of Wight Festival in on June 22nd.
uk This gadget is ideal for all those parents out there who have struggled trying to push a buggy whilst holding a brolly at the same time and have succeeded at neither.
I'd never needed a brolly before, because I always had a dug-out or a director's box or somewhere covered, like at the front of the tunnel.