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Noun
A person's buttocks
“Be careful, Marg. The train will stop shortly, and you'll fall on your bum!”
Noun
A vagrant or homeless person
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“The derelict, the down-and-out bum, has been beaten down and has had his pride stripped from him.”
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Someone considered to be lazy who does little or nothing of value
“I was furious at the suggestion that anybody on unemployment rolls was just a lazy bum.”
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One who habitually relies on or exploits others while giving nothing in return
“Homer was getting increasingly impatient with having a bum like Otto living with him.”
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A person who is considered a failure or nonachiever
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(dated or humorous) A person who behaves in an offensive manner
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Drain on financial resources
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A person who is lazy and has low standards of cleanliness
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A heavy wine-drinker, possibly an alcoholic
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A person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance
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A person who is very interested in a particular activity or subject
Adjective
Of poor quality
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“Don't rush into a purchase. That's how you end up with a bad deal, a bum car, and a big waste of money.”
Adjective
Very disgusting, dirty or unpleasant
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Dishonest, deceptive, and not to be trusted
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Verb
To idle or do nothing in particular
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“He finishes dressing and now he's ready to bum around the house in his baggy boxers and a well-worn tee with obvious burn holes from exploding seeds.”
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To travel or wander around, typically with no particular purpose
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“Upon graduating, she plans to defer college and bum around Europe for a year.”
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To get by asking or begging
“We stopped and went in to see if we could bum some money from anyone we knew.”
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To annoy, irritate or exasperate (someone)
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To implore or make a request for
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