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Bummer vs. Bum

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Bummernoun

A forager, especially in Sherman's March to the Sea of November to December 1864.

Bumnoun

The buttocks.

‘Okay, everyone sit on your bum and try and touch your toes.’;

Bummernoun

An idle, worthless fellow, without any visible means of support; a dissipated sponger.

Bumnoun

The anus.

Bummernoun

A lamb (typically the smallest of a multiple birth) which has been abandoned by its mother or orphaned, and as a consequence is raised in part or in whole by humans.

Bumnoun

A person.

Bummernoun

(colloquial) A disappointment, a pity, a shame.

‘That's a total bummer.’;

Bumnoun

A homeless person, usually a man.

Bummernoun

homosexual male

Bumnoun

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!’;

Bummerinterjection

(colloquial) Exclamation of annoyance or frustration at a bummer (disappointment).

Bumnoun

A player or racer who often performs poorly.

‘Trade him to another team, he's a bum!’;

Bummernoun

An idle, worthless fellow, who is without any visible means of support; a loafer; a dissipated sponger; one who bums.

Bumnoun

(colloquial) A drinking spree.

Bummernoun

an unpleasant event, experience, or situation; as, getting caught in a cloudburst while wearing my best suit was a bummer.

Bumnoun

(dated) A humming noise.

Bummernoun

an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing;

‘having to stand in line so long was a real bummer’;

Bumnoun

(obsolete) A bumbailiff.

Bummernoun

a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug

Bumverb

To sodomize; to engage in anal sex.

Bumverb

To ask someone to give one (something) for free; to beg for something.

‘Can I bum a cigarette off you?’;

Bumverb

To stay idle and unproductive, like a hobo or vagabond; to loiter.

‘I think I'll just bum around downtown for awhile until dinner.’;

Bumverb

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

Bumverb

To depress; to make unhappy.

Bumverb

(intransitive) To make a murmuring or humming sound.

Buminterjection

(UK) An expression of annoyance.

Bumadjective

Of poor quality or highly undesirable.

‘bum note’;

Bumadjective

Unfair.

‘bum deal’;

Bumadjective

Injured and without the possibility of full repair, defective.

‘I can't play football anymore on account of my bum knee.’;

Bumadjective

Unpleasant.

‘He had a bum trip on that mescaline.’;

Bumnoun

The buttock.

Bumnoun

A humming noise.

Bumverb

To make murmuring or humming sound.

Bumverb

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.

Bumnoun

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'’;

Bumnoun

a disreputable vagrant;

‘a homeless tramp’; ‘he tried to help the really down-and-out bums’;

Bumnoun

person who does no work;

‘a lazy bum’;

Bumnoun

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?’;

Bumverb

ask for and get free; be a parasite

Bumverb

be lazy or idle;

‘Her son is just bumming around all day’;

Bumadjective

of very poor quality

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