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It Has 3 letters ( b u m )         1 vowels ( u )         2 consonants ( b m )         Word on the contrary mub

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 4
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English - Etymology 4

See _boom_. NOUN BUM (_plural_ BUMS) * (dated) A humming noise. (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?) VERB BUM (_third-person singular simple present_ BUMS, _present participle_ BUMMING, _simple past and past participle_ BUMMED) * (intransitive) To make a murmuring or humming sound. (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)

See boom.

Noun

bum (plural bums)

  1. (dated) A humming noise.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Verb

bum (third-person singular simple present bums, present participle bumming, simple past and past participle bummed)

  1. (intransitive) To make a murmuring or humming sound.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -ʌm

  • Rhymes: -ʌm

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

1387, Unknown, but possibly Old Irish, Scottish Gaelic _bun_ (“base, bottom”) NOUN BUM (_plural_ BUMS) * The buttocks. _Okay, everyone sit on your BUM and try and touch your toes._ * (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, informal, rare, Canada, US) The anus. * (by metonymy, informal) A person. QUOTATIONS * For usage examples of this term, see the citations page. USAGE NOTES * In the United States and Canada, _bum_ is considered the most appropriate term when speaking to young children, as in _Everyone please sit on your BUM and we'll read a story._ For older children and teenagers, especially males, as well as adults, the term _butt_ is the most common term except in professional contexts such as medical, legal, and scientific where _buttocks_ is generally used or _gluteus maximus_, _gluteus medius_, etc. for the muscles specifically. _Glutes_ is often used in sports medicine and bodybuilding. _Ass_ (US derivation of Old English _arse_) is considered somewhat vulgar in North America, whereas _backside_, _behind_, and _bottom_ are considered to be old-fashioned and non-specific terms. SYNONYMS * (buttocks or anus): arse (UK, Irish, Australian, New Zealand), ass (North America), backside, behind, bottom, BUM (North America), butt (North America), heinie (North America), fanny (North America), tush (North America), tushie (North America) * (buttocks specifically): butt cheeks (North America), buttocks (technical), cheeks, glutes (muscles), gluteus maximus (primary muscles) * (anus specifically): anus (technical), arsehole (UK, Irish, Australian, New Zealand), asshole (North America) * See also Wikisaurus:anus TRANSLATIONS VERB BUM (_third-person singular simple present_ BUMS, _present participle_ BUMMING, _simple past and past participle_ BUMMED) * (UK, transitive, colloquial) To sodomize; to engage in anal sex. INTERJECTION BUM * (UK) An expression of annoyance. * 2010, Jill Mansell, Sheer Mischief: Maxine tried hers. 'Oh BUM,' she said crossly. 'The sugar isn't sugar. It's salt.' DERIVED TERMS

1387, Unknown, but possibly Old Irish, Scottish Gaelic bun (base, bottom)

Noun

bum (plural bums)

  1. The buttocks.
    Okay, everyone sit on your bum and try and touch your toes.
  2. (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, informal, rare, Canada, US) The anus.
  3. (by metonymy, informal) A person.
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bum (third-person singular simple present bums, present participle bumming, simple past and past participle bummed)

  1. (UK, transitive, colloquial) To sodomize; to engage in anal sex.

Interjection

bum

  1. (UK) An expression of annoyance.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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1864, Back-formation from _bummer_., from German _Bummler_ (“loafer”), from _bummeln_ (“loaf”) NOUN BUM (_plural_ BUMS) * (Canada, US, colloquial) A hobo; a homeless person, usually a man. * (Canada, US, Australia, colloquial) A lazy, incompetent, or annoying person, usually a man. _Fred is becoming a BUM - he's not even bothering to work more than once a month._ _That mechanic's a BUM - he couldn't fix a yo-yo._ _That guy keeps interrupting the concert. Throw the BUM out!_ * 1987, The Pogues - _Fairytale of New York_ You're a BUM You're a punk You're an old slut on junk Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed * (Canada, US, Australia, colloquial, sports) A player or racer who often performs poorly. _Trade him to another team, he's a BUM!_ * 2001, Laura Hillenbrand - _Seabiscuit: An American Legend_ Seabiscuit, wrote another reporter, “was a hero in California and a pretty fair sort of horse in the midwest. In the east, however, he was just a ‘BUM’” * (colloquial) A drinking spree. SYNONYMS * (hobo): hobo, homeless person, tramp, vagrant, wanderer, vagabond * (lazy person): loafer, bumpkin, footler, idler, lout, yob, yobbo, layabout * (drinking spree): binge, bender * See also Wikisaurus:vagabond * See also Wikisaurus:idler TRANSLATIONS VERB BUM (_third-person singular simple present_ BUMS, _present participle_ BUMMING, _simple past and past participle_ BUMMED) * (transitive, colloquial) To ask someone to give one (something) for free; to beg for something. _Can I BUM a cigarette off you?_ * (intransitive, colloquial) To behave like a hobo or vagabond; to loiter. _I think I'll just BUM around downtown for awhile until dinner._ * (transitive, slang, UK) To wet the end of a marijuana cigarette (spliff). SYNONYMS * cadge (British) TRANSLATIONS ADJECTIVE BUM (_comparative_ BUMMER, _superlative_ BUMMEST) * Of poor quality or highly undesirable. _BUM note_ * Unfair. _BUM deal_ * Injured and without the possibility of full repair, defective. _I can't play football anymore on account of my BUM knee._ * Unpleasant. _He had a BUM trip on that mescaline._ QUOTATIONS * For usage examples of this term, see the citations page. SYNONYMS * (defective): duff (UK) TRANSLATIONS DERIVED TERMS

1864, Back-formation from bummer., from German Bummler (loafer), from bummeln (loaf)

Noun

bum (plural bums)

  1. (Canada, US, colloquial) A hobo; a homeless person, usually a man.
  2. (Canada, US, Australia, colloquial) A lazy, incompetent, or annoying person, usually a man.
    Fred is becoming a bum - he's not even bothering to work more than once a month.
    That mechanic's a bum - he couldn't fix a yo-yo.
    That guy keeps interrupting the concert. Throw the bum out!
  3. (Canada, US, Australia, colloquial, sports) A player or racer who often performs poorly.
    Trade him to another team, he's a bum!
  4. (colloquial) A drinking spree.
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Verb

bum (third-person singular simple present bums, present participle bumming, simple past and past participle bummed)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To ask someone to give one (something) for free; to beg for something.
    Can I bum a cigarette off you?
  2. (intransitive, colloquial) To behave like a hobo or vagabond; to loiter.
    I think I'll just bum around downtown for awhile until dinner.
  3. (transitive, slang, UK) To wet the end of a marijuana cigarette (spliff).
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bum (comparative bummer, superlative bummest)

  1. Of poor quality or highly undesirable.
    bum note
  2. Unfair.
    bum deal
  3. Injured and without the possibility of full repair, defective.
    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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Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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Back-formation from _bum out_. VERB BUM (_third-person singular simple present_ BUMS, _present participle_ BUMMING, _simple past and past participle_ BUMMED) * To depress; to make unhappy. REFERENCES * “bum” in Douglas Harper, _Online Etymology Dictionary_ (2001).

Back-formation from bum out.

Verb

bum (third-person singular simple present bums, present participle bumming, simple past and past participle bummed)

  1. To depress; to make unhappy.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 5
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Abbreviations. NOUN BUM (_plural_ BUMS) * (obsolete) A bumbailiff. * 1705, Bernard Mandeville, _The Fable of the Bees_: About her Chariot, and behind, / Were Sergeants, BUMS of every kind, / Tip-staffs, and all those Officers, / That squeeze a Living out of Tears.

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Noun

bum (plural bums)

  1. (obsolete) A bumbailiff.

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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* UMB

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryALBANIAN - NOUN
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Albanian - Noun

BUM

bum

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryIRISH - NOUN
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Irish - Noun

BUM

bum

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryLOJBAN - RAFSI
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Lojban - Rafsi

BUM * rafsi of _bumru_.

bum

  1. rafsi of bumru.

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryMIZO - PRONUNCIATION
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Mizo - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /bum/

  • IPA(key): /bum/

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryMIZO - VERB
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Mizo - Verb

BUM * swindle * cheat * trick

bum

  1. swindle
  2. cheat
  3. trick

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryPOLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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Polish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [bum]

  • IPA(key): [bum]

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryPOLISH - INTERJECTION
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Polish - Interjection

BUM * boom! (sound of explosion) * bang! (any brief, sharp, loud noise)

bum

  1. boom! (sound of explosion)
  2. bang! (any brief, sharp, loud noise)

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryPORTUGUESE - INTERJECTION
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Portuguese - Interjection

BUM! * boom (sound of explosion)

bum!

  1. boom (sound of explosion)

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categorySERBO-CROATIAN - VERB
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Serbo-Croatian - Verb

BUM * (Kajkavian) first-person singular future form of biti.

bum

  1. (Kajkavian) first-person singular future form of biti.

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categorySPANISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Spanish - Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Onomatopoeic.

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categorySPANISH - INTERJECTION
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Spanish - Interjection

BUM * boom

bum

  1. boom

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryVOLAPÜK - PRONUNCIATION
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Volapük - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /bum/

  • IPA(key): /bum/

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryVOLAPÜK - NOUN
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Volapük - Noun

BUM (_plural_ BUMS) * act of building DECLENSION DERIVED TERMS * bumäd * bumot

bum (plural bums)

  1. act of building

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Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryWELSH - PRONUNCIATION
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Welsh - Pronunciation

* (North Wales) IPA(key): /bɨ̞m/ * (South Wales) IPA(key): /bɪm/

Which the Definition/Meaning of bum in categoryWELSH - CARDINAL NUMBER
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Welsh - Cardinal Number

BUM * Soft mutation of _pum_ (“five”).

bum

  1. Soft mutation of pum (five).


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