Definitions for bummerˈbʌm ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bum•mer*ˈbʌm ər(n.)

  1. a person who bums.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of bummer:

1850–55, Amer.

bum•mer*ˈbʌm ər(n.)

  1. the unpleasant aftermath of taking narcotic drugs, esp. frightening hallucinations.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. any unpleasant or disappointing experience.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of bummer:

1965–70; appar. bum1 (adj.) + -er1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bummer(noun)

    an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing

    "having to stand in line so long was a real bummer"

  2. bummer(noun)

    a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bummer(noun)ˈbʌm ər

    an annoying fact

    It's a bummer you have to go so soon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bummer(noun)

    an idle, worthless fellow, who is without any visible means of support; a dissipated sponger


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