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English definition of “bum”

bum

noun [C]  /bʌm/ disapproving us  

bum noun [C] (PERSON)

a person who gets money by asking other people for it infml A bum is also someone who treats other people badly: Mike called him a bum for throwing gum at a fan.

bum

adjective  /bʌm/ slang us  

bum adjective (USELESS)

useless or not to be trusted to perform well: He’s got a bum knee from playing football.

bum

verb [T]  /bʌm/ (-mm-) us  

bum verb [T] (PERSON)

to ask someone for esp. money or food with no intention of paying for them: Could I bum a couple of bucks from somebody?
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