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Definition of Bumbershoot
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Bumbershoot
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1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"INTO fl REAL LIVE bumbershoot- (Editorial section continued on alternate pages) WHICH T MIGHT AS WEIL ..."
2. The Bookman (1899)
"... cannot see that there is slang and slang, and he will, for example, think it jocular to speak of money as "scads" and of an umbrella as a "bumbershoot. ..."
3. What is Good English? and Other Essays by Harry Thurston Peck (1899)
"... and he will, for example, think it jocular to speak of money as " scads" and of an umbrella as a " bumbershoot." There are many words that in themselves ..."
4. Baker's Darkey Plays: A Collection of Short, Humorous Plays in Black Face by Frank E. Hiland, George H. Coes, E. Bowers, Walter H. Baker & Co. (Boston, Mass.) (1903)
"Can it be — yes — yes — it must be — Oh! hang the bumbershoot! [Flings umbrella away, clasps Mrs. Dobbs wildly.,] It is — Matilda! Mrs. Dobbs [tenderly]. ..."