Definitions for SCUMskʌm

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. trash, scum(noun)

    worthless people

  2. scum(verb)

    a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid

  3. scum(verb)

    remove the scum from

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. scum(Noun)

    A layer of impurities that accumulates at the surface of a liquid (especially molten metal or water).

  2. scum(Noun)

    A greenish water vegetation (such as algae), usually found floating on the surface of ponds

  3. scum(Noun)

    The topmost liquid layer of a cesspool or septic tank.

  4. scum(Noun)

    A reprehensible person or persons.

  5. scum(Verb)

    To remove the layer of scum from (a liquid etc.).

  6. scum(Verb)

    To remove (something) as scum.

  7. scum(Verb)

    To scour (the land, sea etc.).

  8. Origin: From scum, scom, from * or schume, both from skūmaz, from skeu-. Cognate with schuim, Schaum, and skum. Compare also écume, schiuma from the same Germanic source. Related to skim.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Scum

    the extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquids in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means; also, the scoria of metals in a molten state; dross

  2. Scum

    refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless

  3. Scum(verb)

    to take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim

  4. Scum(verb)

    to sweep or range over the surface of

  5. Scum(verb)

    to form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively

  6. Origin: [Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. skum, Icel. skm, LG. schum, D. schuim, OHG. scm, G. schaum; probably from a root meaning, to cover. 158. Cf. Hide skin, Meerschaum, Skim, v., Sky.]

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  1. USMC

  2. cums


Translations for SCUM

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  • AbschaumGerman
  • κάθαρμα, απόβλητο, απόβρασμαGreek
  • escoria, canallaSpanish
  • pohjasakka, pintaliete, kuona, roskaväki, leväpuuroFinnish
  • skúmFaroese
  • salaud, crasse, couche, ordure, mousse, écume, racailleFrench
  • scoriaItalian
  • tuigDutch
  • escóriaPortuguese
  • шваль, пена, отродье, негодяй, шантропа, сброд, нечистоты, сволочь, подлец, шушера, нечисть, накипь, отребьеRussian
  • తెట్టుTelugu
  • schomeWalloon

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