What does bum mean?

Definitions for bum
bʌmbum

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bum.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git(noun)

    a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

    "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"

  2. tramp, hobo, bum(noun)

    a disreputable vagrant

    "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"

  3. idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bum(noun)

    person who does no work

    "a lazy bum"

  4. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass(adj)

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

  5. bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny(verb)

    of very poor quality; flimsy

  6. mooch, bum, cadge, grub, sponge(verb)

    ask for and get free; be a parasite

  7. bum, bum around, bum about, arse around, arse about, fuck off, loaf, frig around, waste one's time, lounge around, loll, loll around, lounge about(verb)

    be lazy or idle

    "Her son is just bumming around all day"

Wiktionary

  1. bum(Verb)

    to depress; to make unhappy

  2. Origin: 1864, , from Bummler, from bummeln

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bum(noun)

    the buttock

  2. Bum

    to make murmuring or humming sound

  3. Bum(noun)

    a humming noise

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bum

    bum, n. (Shak.) the buttocks.—ns. Bum′-bail′iff, an under-bailiff; Bum′-boat, boat for carrying provisions to a ship, originally a Thames scavenger's boat. [Ety. dub., prob. from bump, from sense of 'swelling.']

  2. Bum

    bum, v.i. to hum or make a murmuring sound, as a bee: (slang) to live dissolutely.—pr.p. bum′ming; pa.p. bummed.—n. a humming sound: a spree, debauch: a dissipated fellow. [Onomatopœic.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BUM

    A fallen tough. BUMP A tough fall.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bum' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3271

How to pronounce bum?

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How to say bum in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bum in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bum in a Sentence

  1. Lopez Obrador:

    Anaya is a little bum demagogue.

  2. Lily James:

    I'm so healthy, i've got hips and boobs and a bum and a small waist.

  3. Alex Kroll:

    Getting ideas is like shaving if you don't do it every day, you're a bum.

  4. Jeff Chanton:

    Why is the governor giving the people of Florida such a bum steer? does it have something to do with corporate influence.

  5. Shirley Goodsir:

    Then my son comes through with a perfectly tanned bum and says, ‘ Kyletanned my a **, i couldn't even give him a row because it was just too funny.

Images & Illustrations of bum

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Translations for bum

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  • متسكعArabic
  • дупе, нехранимайко, нечестен, негоден, повреден, задник, безделникBulgarian
  • Wohnsitzlose, Penner, schnorrenGerman
  • vaganto, trampo, vagabondo, vaguloEsperanto
  • ano, vagabundo, trasero, vagoSpanish
  • hulkurEstonian
  • peppu, hulttio, pakarat, pummata, takapuoli, perse, pummi, perseenreikä, anus, renttuFinnish
  • fesses, cul, tocard, trou du culFrench
  • màs, tònScottish Gaelic
  • csavargóHungarian
  • deretano, vagabondo, glutei, sedere, scadente, oziare, culo, barbone, ano, didietro, fannulloItalian
  • ろくでなし, くだらないやつ, 乞丐Japanese
  • 乞丐, 걸개Korean
  • ചന്തിMalayalam
  • reet, dakloze, kont, aftroggelen, billen, achterste, vagebond, achterwerk, anus, gat, landloper, bips, bietsen, poep, zwerverDutch
  • pupaPolish
  • ânus, brioco, nádegas, terceiro olho, bunda, traseiro, bumbum, cu, nalgas, sem-teto, implorar, olho de baixo, tobaPortuguese
  • бродяга, попрошайка, бомж, клянчитьRussian
  • anus, uteliggare, stjärt, luffare, rumpa, lodis, häck, lodare, rövhålSwedish
  • குண்டிTamil

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