-cum- Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “-cum-” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of -cum- from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"-cum-" in American English

See all translations

-cum-preposition

 us   /kʊm, kʌm/
used to ​join two ​nouns, ​showing that a ​person or thing does two things or has two ​purposes; ​combined with: She ​appointed the actor-cum-diplomat to the ​post.
(Definition of -cum- from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cum" in Business English

See all translations

cumpreposition

uk   us   /kʌm/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to ​mean 'with' when describing what the ​price of particular ​shares, ​bonds, etc. ​includes: cum bonus/dividend/interest If a ​shareprice is 'cum ​dividend', it ​means that if you ​buy it now, you ​qualify for the ​dividend. It is ​assumed a ​share or ​bond is ​dealing cum ​rights unless otherwise ​stated.
See also
used to show that something has two ​purposes, or that someone does two things: He now ​proposes to ​turn the disused ​site into a wind ​farm cum wildlife sanctuary. Redundancy ​prompted one man to relaunch himself as a gardener cum odd ​job man.
(Definition of cum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of -cum-?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“-cum-” in Business English

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More