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Noun
Plural for a vagrant or homeless person
“The derelict, the down-and-out bum, has been beaten down and has had his pride stripped from him.”
Noun
Plural for a person's buttocks
“Be careful, Marg. The train will stop shortly, and you'll fall on your bum!”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for a poor or underprivileged person
Noun
Plural for one that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah
Noun
Plural for a person who is considered a failure or nonachiever
Noun
(dated or humorous) Plural for a person who behaves in an offensive manner
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Plural for a person who is lazy and has low standards of cleanliness
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Plural for a heavy wine-drinker, possibly an alcoholic
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Plural for a person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance
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Plural for a person who is very interested in a particular activity or subject
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Plural for a fraudulent imitation of something else
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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