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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

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Leah Wensink:

    This house was not livable when I bought it, it had water damage. And so I've had to come in and just take care of those things right off the bat and tear everything out. I am worried about it because I don't think people are going to see half the work that's been done in this house, which is the bummer of buying a house that needs this much work.

  4. Keegan Bradley:

    I just hit a terrible shot, i hadn’t hit a really bad shot all week and you just can’t hit it there, obviously, but you can’t hit it right of the flag. And I just came out of it a little bit, it got gobbled up by the wind. If it goes another yard it might have been in that bunker, but it was a bummer.

  5. Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron:

    Tom really had moments of frustration, of anger. Charlize did, too, but I feel like hes the one who really took it out on George the most, and that was a bummer to see, but you know, in some ways, you also cant blame him, because a lot was being asked of these actors and there were a lot of unanswered questions.

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