\ ˈbəmd How to pronounce bummed (audio) \
variants: or bummed out

Definition of bummed

US, informal
: in low spirits : unhappy, depressed, disappointed Morale at Mirage is practically nonexistent. Having been extended ninety days more has everyone terminally bummed.— Dick Runels I was so bummed. I was going to have to relive the sixties.— Polly Frost The awful truth about their past leaves them pretty bummed out— Michael Sauter

Examples of bummed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Calgary Herald talked to a number of fans who were very bummed that their favorite rapper was a no-show. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "G-Eazy Cancels Canadian Festival Appearance Due to Customs Issues: Report," 10 July 2018 The former Celebrity Apprentice contestant is probably pretty bummed right now. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "6 Ways Trump Could Repurpose the Kim Summit Commemorative Coin," 24 May 2018 Would've been really bummed to lose #NPR's #SundayPuzzle. Kristi Turnquist, OregonLive.com, "NPR Sunday puzzle ending? Nope, it's another April Fools' prank," 1 Apr. 2018 In spite of being super bummed about her fame early in the video, Invisible Taylor is pretty sad about being invisible at first. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Taylor Swift's "Delicate" Video Is Here and It's Weird," 12 Mar. 2018 Here's good reason to be a little less bummed about 'Fixer Upper' coming to an end: Netflix is reportedly in the midst of bringing its very own home makeover series to a TV, laptop, or phone screen near you. Southern Living, "Finally, Netflix Is Getting Its Own Version of 'Fixer Upper'," 28 Feb. 2018 Even more bummed to get home after long 36 hours and find out my house was burglarized. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, "Indy 500 starter Townsend Bell loses racing mementos in burglary," 29 Jan. 2018 My husband was a little bummed out, but hasn’t expressed any real annoyance over it. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "A springtime fling leads to lukewarm feet," 29 Sep. 2017 McVay’s work with Kirk Cousins is considered paramount in molding the fourth-round draft pick into one of the NFL’s most accurate and prolific passers, and Cousins was by many accounts somewhere between bummed and despondent over McVay’s departure. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sean McVay gives Rams fresh start," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of bummed

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Bummed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bummed. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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