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Meaning & Definition of Bum in English

English

Bum

/bəm/

noun

1. A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

  • "Only a rotter would do that"
  • "Kill the rat"
  • "Throw the bum out"
  • "You cowardly little pukes!"
  • "The british call a contemptible person a `git'"
    synonym:
  • rotter
  • ,
  • dirty dog
  • ,
  • rat
  • ,
  • skunk
  • ,
  • stinker
  • ,
  • stinkpot
  • ,
  • bum
  • ,
  • puke
  • ,
  • crumb
  • ,
  • lowlife
  • ,
  • scum bag
  • ,
  • so-and-so
  • ,
  • git

2. A disreputable vagrant

  • "A homeless tramp"
  • "He tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
    synonym:
  • tramp
  • ,
  • hobo
  • ,
  • bum

3. Person who does no work

  • "A lazy bum"
    synonym:
  • idler
  • ,
  • loafer
  • ,
  • do-nothing
  • ,
  • layabout
  • ,
  • bum

4. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

  • "He deserves a good kick in the butt"
  • "Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
    synonym:
  • buttocks
  • ,
  • nates
  • ,
  • arse
  • ,
  • butt
  • ,
  • backside
  • ,
  • bum
  • ,
  • buns
  • ,
  • can
  • ,
  • fundament
  • ,
  • hindquarters
  • ,
  • hind end
  • ,
  • keister
  • ,
  • posterior
  • ,
  • prat
  • ,
  • rear
  • ,
  • rear end
  • ,
  • rump
  • ,
  • stern
  • ,
  • seat
  • ,
  • tail
  • ,
  • tail end
  • ,
  • tooshie
  • ,
  • tush
  • ,
  • bottom
  • ,
  • behind
  • ,
  • derriere
  • ,
  • fanny
  • ,
  • ass

verb

1. Ask for and get free

  • Be a parasite
    synonym:
  • mooch
  • ,
  • bum
  • ,
  • cadge
  • ,
  • grub
  • ,
  • sponge

2. Be lazy or idle

  • "Her son is just bumming around all day"
    synonym:
  • bum
  • ,
  • bum around
  • ,
  • bum about
  • ,
  • arse around
  • ,
  • arse about
  • ,
  • fuck off
  • ,
  • loaf
  • ,
  • frig around
  • ,
  • waste one's time
  • ,
  • lounge around
  • ,
  • loll
  • ,
  • loll around
  • ,
  • lounge about

adjective

1. Of very poor quality

  • Flimsy
    synonym:
  • bum
  • ,
  • cheap
  • ,
  • cheesy
  • ,
  • chintzy
  • ,
  • crummy
  • ,
  • punk
  • ,
  • sleazy
  • ,
  • tinny

Examples of using

Of course you can trust me. Have I ever given you a bum steer before?