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bum

noun [C] uk   us   /bʌm/

bum noun [C] (BODY PART)

mainly UK informal the part of the body that you sit on
Synonym

bum noun [C] (PERSON)

US informal someone who has no home or job and lives by asking other people for money

bum

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /bʌm/ slang
bad in quality or not useful: He gave us bum directions, but we eventually found the place.

bum

verb [T] uk   us   /bʌm/ (-mm-) slang
to ask someone for something without intending to pay for it: Could I bum a cigarette off you?
Translations of “bum”
in Vietnamese mông đít, kẻ làm biếng…
in Spanish culo, trasero, Pordiosero / Vagabundo…
in Thai ก้น, คนเกียจคร้าน…
in Malaysian buntut, pemalas…
in French cul…
in German der Hintern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 屁股…
in Indonesian bokong, gelandangan…
in Russian зад, бомж…
in Turkish kıç, popo, berduş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 屁股…
in Polish pupa, włóczęga…
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