scum of the earth

Definition of scum of the earth

  1. :  the worst people on the earth

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  extraneous matter or impurities risen to or formed on the surface of a liquid often as a foul filmy covering — compare pond scum 2

    :  the scoria of metals in a molten state :  dross

    :  a slimy film on a solid or gelatinous object

  1. :  to become covered with or as if with scum

  1. :  the fragmental material composing part of the surface of the globe

    :  cultivable soil

    :  the sphere of mortal life as distinguished from spheres of spirit life — compare heaven, hell

  1. :  to drive to hiding in the earth

    :  ground

    :  to hide in the ground

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