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n. Chiefly British
A large baggy umbrella.
[After the umbrella of Mrs. Sarah Gamp, , a character in the novel Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens.]
informal Brit an umbrella
[C19: after Mrs Sarah Gamp, a nurse in Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit, who carried a faded cotton umbrella]
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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