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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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In an apparent reference to the profane verbal attack on him, the Russian leader added there was no point in reacting to what he called the outbursts of "some scumbags."
In a post on social media, Mr Lawes hit out at the "scumbags who are now starting to deal drugs openly on the streets".
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She added: "To steal money from anyone makes you a scumbag.
According to report by ABC, Murdoch branded victims of News of the World 's phone hacking 'scumbag celebrities'.
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A senior Birmingham politician who referred to asylum seekers as "scumbags" has been cleared of bringing the city council into disrepute.
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'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.