EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From umbrella, by contraction, +‎ -y (diminutive).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹɒli/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒli

NounEdit

brolly (plural brollies)

  1. (Britain, New Zealand, Australia, informal) Umbrella.
    It's going to rain today – you'd better take your brolly.

ReferencesEdit

  • 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary