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cum

play
conjunction \ˈku̇m, ˈkəm\

Simple Definition of cum

  • —used in hyphenated phrases to link nouns that describe a person or thing with two jobs, uses, etc.

Full Definition of cum

  1. :  along with being :  and —used to form usually hyphenated phrases <a credible mining camp elder-cum-publican — G. B. Shaw> <Christian and Christian-cum-voodoo churches — David Binder>

Origin of cum

Latin, with; akin to Latin com- — more at co-


First Known Use: circa 1869

Rhymes with cum


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cum

abbreviation

Definition of cum

  1. cumulative




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