Thesaurus

bum

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of bum

(Entry 1 of 4)

bum

noun (1)

Synonyms of bum (Entry 2 of 4)

the part of the body upon which someone sits
  • I decided to get off my bum and get some exercise

Synonyms for bum

Words Related to bum

bum

noun (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of bum (Entry 3 of 4)

1 an idle worthless person
  • if you expect an allowance, you have to do some chores and stop being such a bum

Synonyms for bum

Words Related to bum

Near Antonyms for bum

2 a homeless wanderer who may beg or steal for a living
  • I feel sorry for bums and occasionally give them money

Synonyms for bum

Words Related to bum

bum

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of bum (Entry 4 of 4)

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About bum

Time Traveler for bum

Time Traveler

The first known use of bum was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near bum

bulwarks

bum

bum's rush

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Bum.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bum. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on bum

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about bum

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!