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bummer

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 something (as a situation or event) that is depressing
  • boy, breaking your leg right before vacation is a bummer

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2 something that disappoints
  • the cancellation of the holiday office party was a total bummer

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3 something that has failed
  • that new start-up company proved to be a real bummer

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bummer

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a homeless wanderer who may beg or steal for a living
  • a lifelong bummer, he never knew the satisfaction of having to work for a living

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The first known use of bummer was in 1855

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“Bummer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bummer. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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