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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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On the moonshine You have to feel for these poor stewards who got a close-up view of this West Ham fan mooning Wigan supporters as his side were given the bum's rush in the FA Cup.
But the posters have been given the bum's rush by a leading lecturer at Birmingham City University.
- we have been given the bum's rush by everyone from Big Government through Big Society right down to the Big Lottery.
After actor Chris Fountain's offensive alter-ego as rapper The Phantom came to light, he was given the bum's rush.
After actor Chris Fountain's offensive alter ego as masked rapper The Phantom came to light, he was given the bum's rush and doesn't even warrant an exit scene.
WORCESTER -- It has been five years since street vendors and food truck operators were pretty much given the bum's rush out of the city, after the City Council adopted regulations that made it a lot more difficult for them to operate.
The current presenters at Channel 4 fared notably badly, with the urbane Mike Cattermole, the love-him-or-hate-him John McCririck, the genial Alastair Down and the polished Derek Thompson all unceremoniously given the bum's rush.
Ever the professional, though, he kept cool - that was until he was given the bum's rush. Enough said.
The Irish youngster has been given the bum's rush by the Wolves whingers frustrated that he has struggled to repeat last year's heroics.
"People like that should be given the bum's rush," Baker says.