Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An umbrella.

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  • noun dated, humorous An umbrella.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of umbrella + alteration of (para)chute.]

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Apparently a variation on UMBrella + paraCHUTE; American in origin, it has become associated with British umbrellas, but has never been a Briticism.

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