- bum☆ bum1 [bum ]n.[< bummer, prob. < Ger bummler, loafer, habitually tardy person < bummeln, to go slowly, waste time] Informal1. a vagrant, hobo, tramp, or beggar; specif., a shabby, often drunken derelict2. any shiftless or irresponsible person, loafer, idler, etc.3. a devotee, as of golf or skiing, who devotes so much time to the sport as to disrupt family life, career, etc.4. an incompetent person, esp. an athletevi.bummed, bumming Informal1. to live as a bum or vagrant2. to live by begging or sponging on peoplevt.Slang to get by begging or sponging; cadge [to bum a cigarette]adj.bummer, bummest Slang1. poor in quality [bum cooking]2. false, erroneous, or invalid [a bum steer, a bum rap]3. lame or ailing [a bum leg]SYN.- VAGRANT——————☆ bum someone outSlang to upset, distress, annoy, depress, bore, etc. someone——————give the bum's rush or get the bum's rushSlang to eject (or be ejected) forcibly——————on the bum Informal1. living as a vagrant2. out of repair; brokenbum2 [bum]n.[ME bom < ? botem, bottom, as Du dial. boem < bodem, & obs. E bummery for bottomry] [Brit. Slang] the buttocks
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.