Meaning of scum
Pronunciation: (skum), [key]
— n., v., scummed, scum•ming.
- a film or layer of foul or extraneous matter that forms on the surface of a liquid.
- refuse or offscourings.
- a low, worthless, or evil person.
- such persons collectively; riffraff; dregs.
- scoria (def. 1).
- to remove the scum from.
- to remove as scum.
- to form scum; become covered with scum.
- scum (Thesaurus)