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Definition of BUM

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Bum \Bum\ (b[u^]m), n. [Contr. fr. bottom in this sense.] The buttock. [Low] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

bum \bum\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {bummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {bumming} (?).] [See {Boom}, v. i., to roar.] To make murmuring or humming sound. --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]

     {to bum around} to wander about idly or aimlessly. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

bum \bum\ (b[u^]m), v. t.
     To borrow without intention of returning; to cadge; as, to bum a cigarette; to bum a cup of coffee; -- usually with inexpensive items as the object. [informal] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bum \Bum\, n.
     A humming noise. --Halliwell.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

223 Moby Thesaurus words for "bum":
     Arab, Bowery bum, amiss, arse, ass, backside, bad, barfy, bat around, beach bum, beachcomber, beg, beggar, beggarly fellow, bender, birr, blighter, bo, bombilate, bombinate, boom, booze, boozehound, bottle sucker, bottom, brannigan, budmash, bumble, bummer, burr, bust, butt, buzz, cadge, cadger, caitiff, can, carouse, cheeks, cheesy, count ties, crappy, creepy, crummy, derelict, derriere, devil, dirty, dissatisfactory, divagate, do-nothing, dogie, dolittle, drift, drifter, drone, drunk, drunkard, elbow bender, faineant, fanny, flit, floater, gad, gad about, gallivant, gamin, gamine, ginhound, go about, go the rounds, godawful, goldbrick, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goof off, goshawful, grim, guttersnipe, hairy, hind end, hit, hit the road, hit the trail, hit up, hobo, homeless waif, hooch hound, hum, human wreck, icky, idler, jag, jaunt, keister, knock about, knock around, landloper, laze, lazy, lazybones, lazzarone, loaf, loafer, loiter, loll, losel, lounge, lowlife, lush, lusher, mauvais sujet, mean wretch, meander, mendicant, mendicant friar, mendicant order, mooch, moocher, mucker, mudlark, no-good, nomadize, panhandle, panhandler, pass the hat, pauvre diable, peregrinate, pererrate, piker, pilgarlic, poor, poor creature, poor devil, posterior, prat, prowl, punk, purr, putrid, ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, ramble, range, roam, rotten, rounder, rove, rum hound, rummy, rump, run about, rusty-dusty, sad case, sad sack, saunter, schnorrer, scrounge, scrounger, shitty, ski bum, skid-row bum, slouch, slug, slugabed, soak, souse, sponge, stern, stew, stiff, stinking, stinky, straggle, stray, street Arab, street arab, street urchin, stroll, strum, sundowner, surf bum, swagman, swagsman, swillbelly, swillbowl, swillpot, tail, tatterdemalion, tennis bum, thrum, touch, traipse, tramp, truant, tuchis, turnpiker, tush, tushy, unsatisfactory, up, urchin, vag, vagabond, vagabondize, vagrant, vaurien, vomity, waif, waifs and strays, walk the tracks, wander, wassail, wastrel, wayfare, whir, whiz, wino, worthless fellow, wretch, wrong, yecchy


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