Meaning of “bum rap” in the English Dictionary

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"bum rap" in American English

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bum rapnoun [ C usually sing ]

/ˈbʌm ˈræp/

slang a false or unfair accusation:

It’s a bum rap to say we didn’t try to win.

(Definition of “bum rap” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)