origin of bumbershoot
bumber- (alteration of umbr- in umbrella) + -shoot (alteration of -chute in parachute)
first known use: circa 1896
It’s Bumbershoot 2015* this weekend in Seattle, the annual music festival by the Space Needle. Late Saturday there was somewhat of a downpour right here in the city, and the attendees had to take out their bumbershoots as well (if they had any). My little patch of lawn in front of the house needs to green up after the hot and dry summer, so the rain was very welcome.
*Confession : I know almost none of the bands in the lineup. There is Deep Creep, Flosstradamus, Hey Marseilles and The Moth and the Flame and many others !