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scum·bag

 (skŭm′băg′)
n.
1. Slang A person regarded as despicable.
2. Vulgar Slang A condom, especially one that has been used.

[From slang scum, semen.]

scumbag

(ˈskʌmˌbæɡ)
n
slang an offensive or despicable person
[C20: perhaps from earlier US sense: condom, from US slang scum semen + bag]

scum

(skʌm)

n., v. scummed, scum•ming. n.
1.
a. a film or layer of foul matter that forms on the surface of a liquid.
b. a film of algae on still or stagnant water: pond scum.
2. refuse or offscourings.
3. a low, worthless person.
4. such persons collectively; dregs.
v.i.
5. to form scum; become covered with scum.
v.t.
6. to remove the scum from.
[1200–50; Middle English scume < Middle Dutch schūme (Dutch schuim) foam, c. German Schaum]
scum′less, adj.
scum′like`, adj.
Translations

scumbag

[ˈskʌmˌbæg] Ncabronazo m, borde mf

scumbag

[ˈskʌmbæg] n (pejorative)fripouille f

scumbag

n (inf: = man) → Bastard m (inf), → Scheißkerl m (inf); (= woman)Miststück nt (inf)
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Thanks scumbags decided to my car and and various stuff.
Once again, your initial anger at the news itself becomes compounded at the reaction of idiots and scumbags to the news and off you go again - blood pressure soaring and knuckles clenching white with rage.
James Lloyd Scumbags - no other words to describe them.
Our streets must be cleansed immediately Of scumbags, and vermin like you
The Scumbags are just one of 120,000 such families from hell who are an pounds 8billion drain on the economy.
Yet some scallywag, some scumbag can jump on the back of a lorry, come over under the tunnel and never expect to work a day in his (expletive) life.
The upsetting thing is that he fought to give us a free country but he has also given a free country to scumbags like this.
The suspects, when arrested, proved to be ordinary scumbags instead of terrorist scumbags.
Amnesia: An administration filled with the scumbags who helped kill thousands of gay and bisexual men, women, and transgendered people with their opposition to GLBT equality from 1981 to 1993 is now hailed by some as our friends and others as benign.
These scumbags are going round terrorising the city, thinking they can take people's cars.