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Bum vs. Vagabond — What's the Difference?

Bum vs. Vagabond — What's the Difference?

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Bum

A tramp; a vagrant.
Dec 05, 2020

Vagabond

A person who moves from place to place without a permanent home and often without a regular means of support.
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Bum

A lazy or shiftless person, especially one who seeks to live solely by the support of others.
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Vagabond

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond.
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Bum

An incompetent, insignificant, or obnoxious person
The batter called the pitcher a bum.
Dec 05, 2020
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Vagabond

To wander or travel about, especially as a vagabond.
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Bum

One who spends a lot of time doing a particular recreational activity
A beach bum.
A ski bum.
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Vagabond

A person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.
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Bum

The buttocks.
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Vagabond

One who usually wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood.
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Bum

To live by begging and scavenging from place to place. Often used with around.
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Vagabond

To roam, as a vagabond
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Bum

To pass time idly; loaf. Often used with around.
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Vagabond

Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
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Bum

(Informal) To be depressed, disheartened, or dismayed
After our team lost the championship, we were bumming.
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Vagabond

Moving from place to place without a settled habitation; wandering.
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Bum

To acquire by begging; cadge.
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Vagabond

Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
To heaven their prayersFlew up, nor missed the way, by envious windsBlown vagabond or frustrate.
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Bum

(Informal) To depress, dishearten, or dismay. Often used with out.
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Vagabond

Being a vagabond; strolling and idle or vicious.
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Bum

Inferior; worthless
Gave me bum advice.
Did a bum job of fixing the car.
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Vagabond

One who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a tramp; hence, a worthless person; a rascal.
A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be.
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Bum

Disabled; malfunctioning
A bum shoulder.
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Vagabond

To play the vagabond; to wander like a vagabond; to stroll.
On every part my vagabonding sightDid cast, and drown mine eyes in sweet delight.
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Bum

Unfavorable or unfair
Got a bum deal on my final grade for the course.
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Vagabond

Anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place;
Pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea
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Bum

Unpleasant; lousy
Had a bum time at the party.
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Vagabond

A wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
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Bum

The buttocks.
Okay, everyone sit on your bum and try and touch your toes.
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Vagabond

Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;
The gypsies roamed the woods
Roving vagabonds
The wandering Jew
The cattle roam across the prairie
The laborers drift from one town to the next
They rolled from town to town
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Bum

The anus.
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Vagabond

Wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community;
Led a vagabond life
A rootless wanderer
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Bum

A homeless person, usually a man.
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Vagabond

Continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another;
A drifting double-dealer
The floating population
Vagrant hippies of the sixties
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Bum

A lazy, incompetent, or annoying person, usually a man.
Fred is becoming a bum - he's not even bothering to work more than once a month.
That mechanic's a bum - he couldn't fix a yo-yo.
That guy keeps interrupting the concert. Throw the bum out!
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Bum

A player or racer who often performs poorly.
Trade him to another team, he's a bum!
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Bum

(colloquial) A drinking spree.
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Bum

(dated) A humming noise.
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Bum

(obsolete) A bumbailiff.
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Bum

To sodomize; to engage in anal sex.
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Bum

To ask someone to give one (something) for free; to beg for something.
Can I bum a cigarette off you?
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Bum

To stay idle and unproductive, like a hobo or vagabond.
I think I'll just bum around downtown for awhile until dinner.
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Bum

To wet the end of a marijuana cigarette (spliff).
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Bum

To depress; to make unhappy.
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Bum

(intransitive) To make a murmuring or humming sound.
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Bum

(UK) An expression of annoyance.
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Bum

Of poor quality or highly undesirable.
Bum note
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Bum

Unfair.
Bum deal
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Bum

Injured and without the possibility of full repair, defective.
I can't play football anymore on account of my bum knee.
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Bum

Unpleasant or unhappy.
He had a bum trip on that mescaline.
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Bum

The buttock.
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Bum

A humming noise.
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Bum

To make murmuring or humming sound.
Dec 05, 2020

Bum

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.
Dec 05, 2020

Bum

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'
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Bum

A disreputable vagrant;
A homeless tramp
He tried to help the really down-and-out bums
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Bum

Person who does no work;
A lazy bum
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Bum

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?
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Bum

Ask for and get free; be a parasite
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Bum

Be lazy or idle;
Her son is just bumming around all day
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Bum

Of very poor quality
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