Translation of "scum" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /skʌm/ us

[ no plural ] a layer of unpleasant or unwanted material that has formed on the top of a liquid

capa de suciedad
The lake near the factory was covered with grey, foul-smelling scum.

plural scum informal a very bad or immoral person or group of people

People who organize dog fights are scum in my opinion!
His boss treats him like scum (= very badly).
racist scum
scummy adjective uk /ˈskʌm.i/ us

(Translation of “scum” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /skam/

dirty foam that forms on the surface of a liquid

The pond was covered with (a) scum.

bad, worthless people

People of that sort are the scum of the earth.

(Translation of “scum” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)