bum

bum
☆ bum1 [bum ]
n.
[< bummer, prob. < Ger bummler, loafer, habitually tardy person < bummeln, to go slowly, waste time] Informal
1. a vagrant, hobo, tramp, or beggar; specif., a shabby, often drunken derelict
2. any shiftless or irresponsible person, loafer, idler, etc.
3. a devotee, as of golf or skiing, who devotes so much time to the sport as to disrupt family life, career, etc.
4. an incompetent person, esp. an athlete
vi.
bummed, bumming Informal
1. to live as a bum or vagrant
2. to live by begging or sponging on people
vt.
Slang to get by begging or sponging; cadge [to bum a cigarette]
adj.
bummer, bummest Slang
1. poor in quality [bum cooking]
2. false, erroneous, or invalid [a bum steer, a bum rap]
3. lame or ailing [a bum leg]
SYN.- VAGRANT
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☆ bum someone out
Slang to upset, distress, annoy, depress, bore, etc. someone
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give the bum's rush or get the bum's rush
Slang to eject (or be ejected) forcibly
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on the bum Informal
1. living as a vagrant
2. out of repair; broken
bum2 [bum]
n.
[ME bom < ? botem, bottom, as Du dial. boem < bodem, & obs. E bummery for bottomry] [Brit. Slang] the buttocks

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Bum — or Bums may refer to:* a slang term for the buttocks * a slang term for a hobo (though unlike hobos, a bum is unlikely to seek work) * A lazy person; slacker * a slang term for Anal sex * B.U.M. Equipment, a Los Angeles clothing company * Babol… …   Wikipedia

  • Bum — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bum! — bụm! 〈Int.〉 (Ausruf zur Nachahmung von dröhnendem Aufschlagen) ● bum!, bum!!; bim, bam, bum!! …   Universal-Lexikon

  • bum — bum̃ išt. Bum̃ bum̃ bum̃ mùša bū̃gną …   Bendrinės lietuvių kalbos žodyno antraštynas

  • bum — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. bummie, {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}}to samo co boom. {{/stl 7}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}} {{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}bum II {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}wykrz. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} głośny odgłos o ciemnej barwie powstający przy… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • bum — um (b[u^]m), v. t. To borrow without intention of returning; to cadge; as, to bum a cigarette; to bum a cup of coffee; usually with inexpensive items as the object. [informal] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bum — |bum Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • bum — interj. Cuvânt care imită zgomotul produs de o detunătură de armă, de o lovitură înfundată sau de o cădere. – Onomatopee. Trimis de valeriu, 21.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  bum interj. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BUM… …   Dicționar Român

  • bum — 1. Interjección onomatopéyica utilizada para imitar el ruido de un golpe o de una explosión: «Una chispa o una palabra soez, y ¡bum!, todos al infierno» (Marsé Embrujo [Esp. 1993]). 2. Adaptación gráfica de la voz inglesa boom (‘estruendo,… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas


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