AskDefine | Define bum

Dictionary Definition

bum adj : of very poor quality [syn: cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny]

Noun

1 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'" [syn: rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git]
2 a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums" [syn: tramp, hobo]
3 person who does no work; "a lazy bum" [syn: idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout]
4 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?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, 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]

Verb

1 ask for and get free; be a parasite [syn: mooch, cadge, grub, sponge]
2 be lazy or idle; "Her son is just bumming around all day" [syn: bum around, bum about, arse around, arse about, fuck off, loaf, frig around, waste one's time, lounge around, loll, loll around, lounge about] [also: bumming, bummed]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. In the context of "informal}} The buttocks or anus.

Extensive Definition

Bum or Bums may refer to:
bum in French: BUM
bum in Italian: BUM

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Arab, Bowery bum, amiss, arse, ass, backside, bad, barfy, bat around, beach bum, beachcomber, beg, beggar, beggarly fellow, bender, birr, blighter, bo, bombilate, bombinate, boom, booze, boozehound, bottle sucker, bottom, brannigan, budmash, bumble, bummer, burr, bust, butt, buzz, cadge, cadger, caitiff, can, carouse, cheeks, cheesy, count ties, crappy, creepy, crummy, derelict, derriere, devil, dirty, dissatisfactory, divagate, do-nothing, dogie, dolittle, drift, drifter, drone, drunk, drunkard, elbow bender, faineant, fanny, flit, floater, gad, gad about, gallivant, gamin, gamine, ginhound, go about, go the rounds, godawful, goldbrick, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goof off, goshawful, grim, guttersnipe, hairy, hind end, hit, hit the road, hit the trail, hit up, hobo, homeless waif, hooch hound, hum, human wreck, icky, idler, jag, jaunt, keister, knock about, knock around, landloper, laze, lazy, lazybones, lazzarone, loaf, loafer, loiter, loll, losel, lounge, lowlife, lush, lusher, mauvais sujet, mean wretch, meander, mendicant, mendicant friar, mendicant order, mooch, moocher, mucker, mudlark, no-good, nomadize, panhandle, panhandler, pass the hat, pauvre diable, peregrinate, pererrate, piker, pilgarlic, poor, poor creature, poor devil, posterior, prat, prowl, punk, purr, putrid, ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, ramble, range, roam, rotten, rounder, rove, rum hound, rummy, rump, run about, rusty-dusty, sad case, sad sack, saunter, schnorrer, scrounge, scrounger, shitty, ski bum, skid-row bum, slouch, slug, slugabed, soak, souse, sponge, stern, stew, stiff, stinking, stinky, straggle, stray, street Arab, street arab, street urchin, stroll, strum, sundowner, surf bum, swagman, swagsman, swillbelly, swillbowl, swillpot, tail, tatterdemalion, tennis bum, thrum, touch, traipse, tramp, truant, tuchis, turnpiker, tush, tushy, unsatisfactory, up, urchin, vag, vagabond, vagabondize, vagrant, vaurien, vomity, waif, waifs and strays, walk the tracks, wander, wassail, wastrel, wayfare, whir, whiz, wino, worthless fellow, wretch, wrong, yecchy
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