\ ˈku̇m How to pronounce cum (audio) , ˈkəm How to pronounce cum (audio) \

Essential Meaning of cum

used in hyphenated phrases to link nouns that describe a person or thing with two jobs, uses, etc. He was hired as a cook-cum-dishwasher.a patio-cum-sunroom

Full Definition of cum

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: along with being : and used to form usually hyphenated phrases … he is a credible mining camp elder-cum-publican.— George Bernard Shaw… Christian and Christian-cum-voodoo churches …— David Binder

Definition of cum (Entry 2 of 3)

cumulative

cum

noun

often vulgar, less common spelling of 2j , come entry 2

1 often vulgar : semen
2 often vulgar : orgasm

First Known Use of cum

Conjunction

circa 1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cum

Conjunction

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

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“Cum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cum. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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