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bummer

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noun bum·mer \ˈbə-mər\

Definition of bummer

  1. :  one that bums



Origin and Etymology of bummer

probably modification of German Bummler loafer, from bummeln to dangle, loaf


First Known Use: 1855


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bummer

noun bum·mer

Definition of bummer

  1. 1 :  an unpleasant experience (as a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug)

  2. 2 :  failure, flop



Origin and Etymology of bummer

2bum + 2-er


First Known Use: 1966



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