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bum 1

 (bŭm)
n.
1. A tramp; a vagrant.
2. A lazy or shiftless person, especially one who seeks to live solely by the support of others.
3. An incompetent, insignificant, or obnoxious person: The batter called the pitcher a bum.
4. One who spends a lot of time doing a particular recreational activity: a beach bum; a ski bum.
v. bummed, bum·ming, bums
v.intr.
1. To live by begging and scavenging from place to place. Often used with around.
2. To pass time idly; loaf. Often used with around.
v.tr.
1. To acquire by begging; cadge. See Synonyms at cadge.
2. Slang To depress, dishearten, or dismay. Often used with out.
adj.
1. Inferior; worthless: gave me bum advice; did a bum job of fixing the car.
2. Disabled; malfunctioning: a bum shoulder.
3. Unfavorable or unfair: got a bum deal on my final grade for the course.
4. Unpleasant; lousy: had a bum time at the party.
Idiom:
on the bum
1. Living as a vagrant or tramp.
2. Out of order; broken.

[Back-formation from bummer.]

bum 2

 (bŭm)
n. Chiefly British Slang
The buttocks.

[Middle English bom.]

bum

(bʌm)
n
slang Brit the buttocks or anus
[C14: of uncertain origin]

bum

(bʌm)
n
1. a disreputable loafer or idler
2. a tramp; hobo
3. an irresponsible, unpleasant, or mean person
4. a person who spends a great deal of time on a specified sport: baseball bum.
5. on the bum
a. living as a loafer or vagrant
b. out of repair; broken
vb, bums, bumming or bummed
6. (tr) to get by begging; cadge: to bum a lift.
7. (often foll by: around) to live by begging or as a vagrant or loafer
8. (usually foll by: around) to spend time to no good purpose; loaf; idle
9. bum someone off slang US and Canadian to disappoint, annoy, or upset someone
adj
10. (prenominal) of poor quality; useless
11. wrong or inappropriate: a bum note.
[C19: probably shortened from earlier bummer a loafer, probably from German bummeln to loaf]

bum1

(bʌm)

n., v. bummed, bum•ming, n.
1. a person who avoids work and sponges on others; loafer; idler.
2. a tramp, hobo, or derelict.
3. Informal. a single-minded enthusiast of a specific sport: a ski bum.
4. Informal. an incompetent person.
v.t.
5. Informal. to borrow without expectation of returning; cadge.
v.i.
6. to sponge on others for a living.
7. to live as a hobo.
8. bum around, Informal. to spend time or wander aimlessly.
adj. Slang.
9. of poor or miserable quality; worthless.
10. disappointing; unpleasant.
11. false or misleading: a bum rap.
12. lame.
[1860–65, Amer.]

bum2

(bʌm)

n. Brit. Slang.
the buttocks.
[1350–1400; Middle English bom]

bum


Past participle: bummed
Gerund: bumming

Imperative
bum
bum
Present
I bum
you bum
he/she/it bums
we bum
you bum
they bum
Preterite
I bummed
you bummed
he/she/it bummed
we bummed
you bummed
they bummed
Present Continuous
I am bumming
you are bumming
he/she/it is bumming
we are bumming
you are bumming
they are bumming
Present Perfect
I have bummed
you have bummed
he/she/it has bummed
we have bummed
you have bummed
they have bummed
Past Continuous
I was bumming
you were bumming
he/she/it was bumming
we were bumming
you were bumming
they were bumming
Past Perfect
I had bummed
you had bummed
he/she/it had bummed
we had bummed
you had bummed
they had bummed
Future
I will bum
you will bum
he/she/it will bum
we will bum
you will bum
they will bum
Future Perfect
I will have bummed
you will have bummed
he/she/it will have bummed
we will have bummed
you will have bummed
they will have bummed
Future Continuous
I will be bumming
you will be bumming
he/she/it will be bumming
we will be bumming
you will be bumming
they will be bumming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bumming
you have been bumming
he/she/it has been bumming
we have been bumming
you have been bumming
they have been bumming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bumming
you will have been bumming
he/she/it will have been bumming
we will have been bumming
you will have been bumming
they will have been bumming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bumming
you had been bumming
he/she/it had been bumming
we had been bumming
you had been bumming
they had been bumming
Conditional
I would bum
you would bum
he/she/it would bum
we would bum
you would bum
they would bum
Past Conditional
I would have bummed
you would have bummed
he/she/it would have bummed
we would have bummed
you would have bummed
they would have bummed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bum - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptiblebum - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
2.bum - a disreputable vagrantbum - a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
dosser, street person - someone who sleeps in any convenient place
drifter, vagrant, vagabond, floater - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
3.bum - person who does no workbum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
nonworker - a person who does nothing
clock watcher - a worker preoccupied with the arrival of quitting time
couch potato - an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)
dallier, dillydallier, dilly-dallier, lounger, mope - someone who wastes time
dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke, drone - someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
daydreamer, woolgatherer - someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming
lazybones - a lazy person
lie-abed, slugabed - a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour
loon - a worthless lazy fellow
shirker, slacker - a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
sluggard, slug - an idle slothful person
spiv - a person without employment who makes money by various dubious schemes; goes about smartly dressed and having a good time
sunbather - someone who basks in the sunshine in order to get a suntan
trifler - one who behaves lightly or not seriously
whittler - someone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)
4.bum - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onbum - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
Verb1.bum - ask for and get free; be a parasite
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
freeload - live off somebody's generosity; "This young man refuses to work and is freeloading"
2.bum - be lazy or idlebum - be lazy or idle; "Her son is just bumming around all day"
laze, slug, idle, stagnate - be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
Adj.1.bum - of very poor quality; flimsy
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
inferior - of low or inferior quality

bum

1 (Brit. informal)
noun bottom, backside, buttocks, behind (informal), rear, arse (taboo slang), ass (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), seat, tail (informal), butt (U.S. & Canad. informal), buns (U.S. slang), rump, rear end, posterior, derrière (euphemistic), tush (U.S. slang), fundament, jacksy (Brit. slang) Does my bum look big in this dress?

bum

2
noun
1. (Informal) vagrant, tramp, derelict, drifter, down-and-out, hobo (chiefly U.S.), vagabond, bag lady (chiefly U.S.), dosser (Brit. slang) A bum, a derelict, is what he looked like.
2. (Informal) loafer, lounger, piker (Austral. & N.Z. slang), dodger, drone, slouch (informal), shirker, slacker, couch potato (slang), sloth, laggard, time-waster, layabout, deadbeat (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), skiver (Brit. slang), idler, malingerer, sluggard, bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal), clock-watcher, slugabed, Weary Willie (informal), lazybones You're all a bunch of bums.
adjective
1. (Informal) bad, poor, inadequate, pathetic, inferior, duff (Brit. informal), unsatisfactory, defective, deficient, imperfect, low-rent (informal, chiefly U.S.), poxy (slang), chickenshit (U.S. slang), pants (informal) He knows you're getting a bum deal.
verb
1. (Informal) scrounge, cadge, beg, touch (someone) for (slang), blag (slang), sorn (Scot.), freeload (slang) Mind if I bum a cigarette?
bum around (Informal) hang around, idle, take it easy, lie around, loiter, laze around, loaf around She went off to bum around in Europe with a boyfriend.

bum 1

noun
A self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity:
Slang: slouch.
verb
1. To ask or ask for as charity:
Informal: panhandle.
Slang: mooch.
2. To pass time without working or in avoiding work.Also used with around:
Slang: diddle, goldbrick, goof (off).
adjective
Below a standard of quality:
Idioms: below par, not up to scratch.

bum 2

noun
Chiefly British. The part of one's back on which one rests in sitting:
buttock (used in plural), derrière, posterior, rump, seat.
Informal: backside, behind, bottom, rear.
Slang: bun (used in plural), fanny, tush.
Translations
المُتَبَطِّل، المُتَسَكِّعتافِه، لا قيمَةَ لَهخَلْفعَجيزَه، كَفَل، مُؤَخَّرَه
zadekzadniceflákačmizernývandrák
bumslorte-røvrumpebagdel
takapuolihulttiopakaratpeppuperse
stražnjica
flækingurlélegur, einskisverîurrass, sitjandi
お尻
궁둥이
klaidonisnevērtīgssēžamvietaslaists
vandrák
rumpahäck
ก้น
mông

bum

1 [bʌm]
A. N (Brit) (Anat) → culo m
to put bums on seats (Theat etc) → llenar el teatro or cine etc
B. CPD bum bag Nriñonera f
bum boy N (Brit) (pej) → maricón m

bum

2 [bʌm]
A. N (esp US) (= idler) → holgazán/ana m/f, vago/a m/f; (= tramp) → vagabundo/a m/f; (= scrounger) → gorrón/ona m/f; (as term of general disapproval) → vago/a m/f
to go or live on the bum [scrounger] → vivir de gorra; [tramp] → vagabundear
to give sb the bum's rushechar a algn a patadas
B. ADJ
1. (= worthless) → sin ningún valor
2. (esp US) (= false) → falso
C. VT [+ money, food] → gorrear
he bummed a cigarette off meme gorreó un pitillo
D. CPD bum deal N I knew I was getting a bum dealsabía que se estaban aprovechando de mí
bum rap Nacusación f falsa
bum steer Nbulo m
bum around VI + ADVholgazanear

bum

[ˈbʌm] n
(= backside) → derrière m
to put bums on seats (British) (= attract an audience) → remplir les salles
(= tramp) → vagabond(e) m/f, clodo m
(= idler) → glandeur m
bum around
vi
(= travel) → vadrouiller
(= do nothing) → glander bum bag n (British)banane f

bum

1
n (esp Brit inf) → Hintern m (inf), → Popo m (inf); to put bums on seats (pop star etc)ein Publikumsmagnet msein

bum

2 (inf)
n (esp US)
(= good-for-nothing)Rumtreiber m (inf); (young) → Gammler m; (= down-and-out)Penner m (inf), → Pennbruder m (inf)
(= despicable person)Saukerl m (inf)
to be on the bumschnorren (inf); he’s always on the bum for cigaretteser schnorrt immer Zigaretten (inf)
adj (= bad)beschissen (inf); trickhundsgemein (inf); bum rap (US inf) → Gemeinheit f, → unfaire Kritik; (= false charge)falsche Anschuldigung; to get a bum rapunfair behandelt werden; → zu Unrecht beschuldigt werden; to give somebody a bum steer (US inf) → jdn auf die falsche Fährte locken
vt
money, foodschnorren (inf)(off sb bei jdm); could I bum a lift into town?kannst du mich in die Stadt mitnehmen?; could I bum a smoke?kann ich ’ne Kippe abstauben (inf)or schnorren (inf)?
he bummed (his way) around Europeer ist durch Europa gezogen (inf)
vi (= scrounge)schnorren (inf)(off sb bei jdm)

bum

1 [bʌm] n (Brit) (fam) (bottom) → culo

bum

2 [bʌm] (fam)
1. n (esp Am) (idler) → fannullone/a; (tramp) → barbone/a, vagabondo/a
2. adjscadente
bum advice → consiglio di merda (fam!)
3. vt (money, food) → scroccare
bum around vi + adv (fam) → vagabondare

bum1

(bam) noun
the buttocks.

bum2

(bam) noun
(especially American) a tramp or worthless person. He doesn't work – he's just a bum.
adjective
worthless. a bum job.

bum

خَلْف zadek bums Hintern πισινός trasero, vago takapuoli fesses stražnjica sedere お尻 궁둥이 achterste stomp zadek nádegas зад rumpa ก้น kıç mông 屁股
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