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bum

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 4)

bum

noun (1)

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

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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

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

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bum

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of bum (Entry 4 of 4)

to spend time doing nothing
  • spent most of the summer just bumming around the house

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

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“Bum.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bum. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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