variants or bummed out
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 outMichael Sauter

Examples of bummed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This social animosity, combined with plagues and attempted presidential coups and [cue worst-of-show super-cut from 2016 to the present], may have left Shyamalan a little bummed about our prospects as a species. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 1 Feb. 2023 From Washington DC to Boston, there has been below normal snowfall so far this season, leaving snow lovers bummed. Jennifer Gray, CNN, 16 Jan. 2023 Pearl Jam were not immune from feeling royally bummed out on Thursday night (Sept. 8) during their show at Toronto’s Scotiabank Center. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 9 Sep. 2022 That’s why taking this summer was so important to me, even though a lot of people were kind of bummed because I was supposed to do a couple of things. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 8 Sep. 2022 She gets bummed when the astrology posts use pictures from NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft instead. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 28 May 2022 But the Wave, to their credit, seemed bummed by their performance Sunday in Seattle. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2022 Adrian Belew is still bummed about not being asked to be part of the 2013 re-formation. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 18 Mar. 2022 Hopkins has dealt with a bummed hamstring which limited his playing time in that same game. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 31 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bummed was in 1970

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“Bummed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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