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English adjective: bum

1. bum of very poor quality; flimsy


Synonymscheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny


Similarinferior


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymssuperior


English noun: bum

1. bum (person) a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible


SamplesOnly a rotter would do that.
Kill the rat.
Throw the bum out.
You cowardly little pukes!.
The British call a contemptible person a `git'.


Synonymscrumb, dirty dog, git, lowlife, puke, rat, rotter, scum bag, skunk, so-and-so, stinker, stinkpot


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

2. bum (person) a disreputable vagrant


SamplesA homeless tramp.
He tried to help the really down-and-out bums.


Synonymshobo, tramp


Broader (hypernym)drifter, floater, vagabond, vagrant


Narrower (hyponym)dosser, street person

3. bum (person) person who does no work


SamplesA lazy bum.


Synonymsdo-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer


Broader (hypernym)nonworker


Narrower (hyponym)clock watcher, couch potato, dallier, dawdler, daydreamer, dilly-dallier, dillydallier, drone, goldbrick, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goof-off, laggard, lagger, lazybones, lie-abed, loon, lounger, mope, ne'er-do-well, no-account, poke, shirker, slacker, slug, slugabed, sluggard, spiv, sunbather, trailer, trifler, whittler, woolgatherer

4. bum (body) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on


SamplesHe deserves a good kick in the butt.
Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?.


Synonymsarse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part meronymbody, torso, trunk


English verb: bum

1. bum (possession) ask for and get free; be a parasite


Synonymscadge, grub, mooch, sponge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)obtain


Narrower (hyponym)freeload

2. bum (stative) be lazy or idle


SamplesHer son is just bumming around all day.


Synonymsarse about, arse around, bum about, bum around, frig around, fuck off, loaf, loll, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, waste one's time


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)idle, laze, slug, stagnate









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