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Meaning of bum

bum

Pronunciation: (bum), [key]
— n., v., adj., bummed, bum•ming, bum•mer, bum•mest.
—n.
  1. a person who avoids work and sponges on others; loafer; idler.
  2. a tramp, hobo, or derelict.
  3. an enthusiast of a specific sport or recreational activity, esp. one who gives it priority over work, family life, etc.: a ski bum; a tennis bum.
  4. an incompetent person.
  5. a drunken orgy; debauch.
  6. The oven is on the bum again.
    1. living or traveling as or in a manner suggesting that of a hobo or tramp.
    2. in a state of disrepair or disorder:The oven is on the bum again.
—v.t.
  1. to borrow without expectation of returning; get for nothing; cadge: He's always bumming cigarettes from me.
  2. to ruin or spoil: The weather bummed our whole weekend.
—v.i.
  1. to sponge on others for a living; lead an idle or dissolute life.
  2. to live as a hobo.
  3. to travel, wander, or spend one's time aimlessly: We bummed around for a couple of hours after work.
  4. to disappoint, upset, or annoy: It really bummed me out that she could have helped and didn't.
—adj.

bum

Pronunciation: (bum), [key]
— n. Chiefly Brit. Slang.
  1. the buttocks; rump.

bum

Pronunciation: (bum), [key]
— n. Mil. Slang.
  1. a reproduction of a document made with copying equipment.
  2. a bag into which classified waste is put in preparation for destruction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • bum (Thesaurus)