scumbag

noun
scum·​bag | \ ˈskəm-ˌbag How to pronounce scumbag (audio) also -ˌbāg \

Definition of scumbag

slang
: a dirty or despicable person

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Examples of scumbag in a Sentence

don't romanticize that con artist, as she's nothing more than a scumbag who cheats the most vulnerable
Recent Examples on the Web But Starlight isn't scared of Homelander anymore, calling him out for killing Supersonic and generally being a complete scumbag. Alex Raiman, EW.com, 1 July 2022 When two detectives came in and called her a scumbag, then the girl's mother followed weeping, Thomas was hesitant to ask the grieving mother questions. Layla Mcmurtrie, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2022 As the rascally Royal Tenenabum, Hackman injects wit and humanity into a scumbag looking to reconnect with his rightly skeptical ex-wife children. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 30 Jan. 2022 Pilou Asbæk goes full raging scumbag as the evil Captain Wafner. Jordan Crucchiola, Vulture, 17 Jan. 2021 Mel Tucker saw that 2nd offer from Michigan State offer and hit his agent up like pic.twitter.com/imZee36hw4 Mel Tucker (@Coach_mtucker ) is a liar – now an undeniable fact – a hypocrite, and a scumbag. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, 12 Feb. 2020 This evil scumbag is, if not the best, then at least the most memorable new character this season. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 20 July 2019 From amazing new BFFs to totally evil scumbags, here are our new favorite Marshmallows. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 20 July 2019 One sports a combination of blue and neon yellow, and the other is neon purple and neon orange, giving it exactly the same color scheme as Waluigi, the single biggest scumbag in Nintendo’s character lineup. Jon Porter, The Verge, 17 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of scumbag

1957, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

14 Jul 2022

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“Scumbag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scumbag. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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