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See also bủm, and bụm

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

1387, etymology uncertain.

Noun

Singular
bum

Plural
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  1. (UK, Canada, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) The buttocks or anus.
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Verb

Infinitive
to bum

Third person singular
bum

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
m

to bum (third-person singular simple present bum, present participle m, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) (slang) To sodomize; to engage in anal sex. (UK)

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Etymology 2

1864, Back-formation from bummer., from [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Bummler (loafer), from bummeln (loaf)

Noun

Singular
bum

Plural
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bum ({{{1}}})
  1. (North America) A hobo, homeless person.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A lazy or incompetent person.
    • Trade him, he's a bum!
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) a drinking spree.
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Verb

Infinitive
to bum

Third person singular
bum

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
m

to bum (third-person singular simple present bum, present participle m, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To ask someone to give one (something) for free; to beg for something.
    Can I bum a cigarette off you?
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To wet the end of a marijuana cigarette.
  3. To be or behave like a bum or a vagabond.
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Adjective

bum (comparative bumm, superlative er)

Positive
bum

Comparative
bumm

Superlative
er

  1. Of poor quality or highly undesirable.
    bum note
  2. Unfair
    bum deal
  3. Injured and without the possibility of full repair.
    I can't play football anymore on account of my bum knee.
  4. Unpleasant.
    He had a bum trip on that mescaline.
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Etymology 3

Back-formation from bum out.

Verb

Infinitive
to bum

Third person singular
bum

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
m

to bum (third-person singular simple present bum, present participle m, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To depress; to make unhappy.

References

  • "bum" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

Albanian

Noun

bum (plural bume)

  1. (economics) boom

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