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
: 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 and Etymology of cum
Latin, with; akin to Latin com- — more at co-
First Known Use: circa 1869
Definition of cum
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