Definition of Bum

1. Noun. A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible. "The British call a contemptible person a `git'"

Exact synonyms: Crumb, Dirty Dog, Git, Lowlife, Puke, Rat, Rotter, Scum Bag, Skunk, So-and-so, Stinker, Stinkpot
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person
Derivative terms: Rat

2. Verb. Ask for and get free; be a parasite.
Exact synonyms: Cadge, Grub, Mooch, Sponge
Generic synonyms: Obtain
Specialized synonyms: Freeload
Derivative terms: Cadger, Moocher, Sponge, Sponger

3. Adjective. Of very poor quality; flimsy.
Exact synonyms: Cheap, Cheesy, Chintzy, Crummy, Punk, Sleazy, Tinny
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Inferior
Derivative terms: Cheapness, Sleaze, Sleaziness

4. Noun. A disreputable vagrant. "He tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
Exact synonyms: Hobo, Tramp
Specialized synonyms: Dosser, Street Person
Generic synonyms: Drifter, Floater, Vagabond, Vagrant

5. Verb. Be lazy or idle. "Her son is just bumming around all day"

6. Noun. Person who does no work. "A lazy bum"

7. Noun. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on. "Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
Exact synonyms: Arse, Ass, Backside, Behind, Bottom, Buns, Butt, Buttocks, Can, Derriere, Fanny, Fundament, Hind End, Hindquarters, Keister, Nates, Posterior, Prat, Rear, Rear End, Rump, Seat, Stern, Tail, Tail End, Tooshie, Tush
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk
Derivative terms: Posterior

Definition of Bum

1. n. The buttock.

2. v. i. To make murmuring or humming sound.

3. n. A humming noise.

Definition of Bum

1. Noun. The buttocks ¹

2. Noun. (UK Irish Aust New Zealand informal) (rare Canada US) The anus ¹

3. Noun. (context: by metonymy informal) A person ¹

4. Verb. (UK transitive colloquial) to sodomize; to engage in anal sex ¹

5. Noun. (North America colloquial) A hobo; a homeless person, usually a man ¹

6. Noun. (North America Australia colloquial) A lazy, incompetent, or annoying person, usually a man ¹

7. Noun. (North America Australia colloquial sports) A player, usually a man, who often or usually plays poorly ¹

8. Noun. (colloquial) A drinking spree. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To ask someone to give one (something) for free; to beg for something ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive colloquial) To behave like a hobo or vagabond; to loiter ¹

11. Verb. (transitive slang British) To wet the end of a marijuana cigarette (spliff) ¹

12. Adjective. Of poor quality or highly undesirable. ¹

13. Adjective. Unfair. ¹

14. Adjective. Injured and without the possibility of full repair, defective. ¹

15. Adjective. Unpleasant. ¹

16. Verb. to depress; to make unhappy ¹

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Definition of Bum

1. of little value; worthless [adj BUMMER, BUMMEST] / to live idly [v BUMMED, BUMMING, BUMS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bum

bulrush millet
bum's rush
bum's rushes
bum about
bum around
bum bag
bum bags
bum calf
bum calves

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