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bumnoun [C]

us   /bʌm/ disapproving
  • 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.

bumadjective

us   /bʌm/ slang
  • bum adjective (USELESS)

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

bumverb [T]

us   /bʌm/ -mm-
  • 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?
(Definition of bum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







(Definition of bum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bum”
in Vietnamese mông đít, kẻ làm biếng…
in Spanish trasero, vagabundo, -a…
in Malaysian buntut, pemalas…
in Thai ก้น, คนเกียจคร้าน…
in French cul…
in German der Hintern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 屁股…
in Russian зад, бомж…
in Turkish kıç, popo, berduş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 屁股…
in Indonesian bokong, gelandangan…
in Polish pupa, włóczęga…
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