What does bummer mean?

Definitions for bummer
ˈbʌm ərbum·mer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bummernoun

    an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing

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

  2. bummernoun

    a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug


  1. bummer

    Bummer is a term used to express disappointment, frustration, or unpleasantness about a certain situation or circumstance. It is an informal slang often used in response to bad news or events that didn't go as expected.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bummernoun

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bummer

    bum′ėr, n. a plundering straggler or camp-follower during the American Civil War: a dissolute fellow, a loafer, a sponge.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bummer is ranked #141140 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bummer surname appeared 118 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bummer.

    91.5% or 108 total occurrences were White.
    4.2% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bummer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bummer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bummer in a Sentence

  1. Raven Saunders:

    Not being there is a little bummer, but hey, we're cheering from here, she knows we're here cheering for her.

  2. Webb Simpson:

    I was in between clubs, i tried to smash a sand wedge and blocked it a little bit. It's a bit of a bummer.

  3. Cannon Harrison:

    You can't just ignore a broken law that falls right in your lap but was kind of a bummer, she said it was her first deer ever, too.

  4. Scott Harrison:

    Working in an organization with your vocation doesn’t need to be a bummer, i don’t think you need to walk around with a sad face all day because you’re working in conditions of extreme poverty.

  5. Denny Hamlin:

    We talked, we talked on pit road and we talked after that, so yeah, I’m good. He can’t go back and change it. Would we do things differently next time? Probably. It was a bummer for me, yeah. I had as much at stake as he did.

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