bum

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n., slang, beggar, loafer. See inactivity.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. tramp, hobo, vagrant, derelict; see beggar 1 , 2 , tramp 1 .
See Synonym Study at tramp .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
loafer, idler, derelict, panhandler, drunk, hobo, vagrant, ne'er-do-well, beggar, tramp, transient.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To ask or ask for as charity: beg, cadge. Informal: panhandle. Slang: mooch. See REQUEST. 2. To pass time without working or in avoiding work. Also used with around: idle, laze, loaf, loiter, lounge, shirk. Slang: diddle2, goldbrick, goof (off). See INDUSTRIOUS. II adjective Below a standard of quality: bad, poor, unsatisfactory. Idioms: below par, not up to scratch (or snuff). See GOOD.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity: drone1, faineant, good-for-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, ne'er-do-well, no-good, slugabed, sluggard, wastrel. Informal: do-little, do-nothing, lazybones, slug2. Slang: slouch. See INDUSTRIOUS.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Chiefly British. The part of one's back on which one rests in sitting: buttock (used in plural), derriere, posterior, rump, seat. Informal: backside, behind, bottom, rear1. Slang: bun (used in plural), fanny, tush. See OVER.

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  • bum — ☆ bum1 [bum ] n. [< bummer, prob. < Ger bummler, loafer, habitually tardy person < bummeln, to go slowly, waste time] Informal 1. a vagrant, hobo, tramp, or beggar; specif., a shabby, often drunken derelict 2. any shiftless or… …   English World dictionary

  • bum — Ⅰ. bum [1] ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a person s bottom. ORIGIN of unknown origin. Ⅱ. bum [2] informal ► NOUN N. Amer. 1) a vagrant. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • Bum — or Bums may refer to:* a slang term for the buttocks * a slang term for a hobo (though unlike hobos, a bum is unlikely to seek work) * A lazy person; slacker * a slang term for Anal sex * B.U.M. Equipment, a Los Angeles clothing company * Babol… …   Wikipedia

  • Bum — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bum! — bụm! 〈Int.〉 (Ausruf zur Nachahmung von dröhnendem Aufschlagen) ● bum!, bum!!; bim, bam, bum!! …   Universal-Lexikon

  • bum — bum̃ išt. Bum̃ bum̃ bum̃ mùša bū̃gną …   Bendrinės lietuvių kalbos žodyno antraštynas

  • bum — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. bummie, {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}}to samo co boom. {{/stl 7}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}} {{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}bum II {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}wykrz. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} głośny odgłos o ciemnej barwie powstający przy… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • bum — um (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

  • bum — |bum Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • bum — interj. Cuvânt care imită zgomotul produs de o detunătură de armă, de o lovitură înfundată sau de o cădere. – Onomatopee. Trimis de valeriu, 21.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  bum interj. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BUM… …   Dicționar Român

  • bum — 1. Interjección onomatopéyica utilizada para imitar el ruido de un golpe o de una explosión: «Una chispa o una palabra soez, y ¡bum!, todos al infierno» (Marsé Embrujo [Esp. 1993]). 2. Adaptación gráfica de la voz inglesa boom (‘estruendo,… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas


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