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Definition 1: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on - [noun denoting body]

Samples where bum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he deserves a good kick in the butt
  • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Synonyms for bum in the sense of this definition

(bum is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is part of bum) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 2: a vagrant - [noun denoting person]

Samples where bum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a homeless tramp
  • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums

Synonyms for bum in the sense of this definition

(bum is a kind of ...) a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

(... is a kind of bum ) someone who sleeps in any convenient place

Definition 3: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible - [noun denoting person]

Samples where bum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • only a rotter would do that
  • kill the rat
  • throw the bum out
  • you cowardly little pukes!
  • the British call a contemptible person a `git'

Synonyms for bum in the sense of this definition

(bum is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

Definition 4: person who does no work - [noun denoting person]

Samples where bum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lazy bum

Synonyms for bum in the sense of this definition

(bum is a kind of ...) a person who does nothing

(... is a kind of bum ) one who behaves lightly or not seriously

(... is a kind of bum ) someone who basks in the sunshine in order to get a suntan

(... is a kind of bum ) a person without employment who makes money by various dubious schemes; goes about smartly dressed and having a good time

(... is a kind of bum ) an idle slothful person

(... is a kind of bum ) a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)

(... is a kind of bum ) a worthless lazy fellow

(... is a kind of bum ) a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour

(... is a kind of bum ) a lazy person

(... is a kind of bum ) an idle worthless person

(... is a kind of bum ) someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming

(... is a kind of bum ) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

(... is a kind of bum ) someone who wastes time

(... is a kind of bum ) an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)

(... is a kind of bum ) a worker preoccupied with the arrival of quitting time

(... is a kind of bum ) someone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)

Definition 5: ask for and get free; be a parasite - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for bum in the sense of this definition

(bum is a kind of ...) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

(... is a kind of bum ) live off somebody's generosity

"This young man refuses to work and is freeloading"

Definition 6: be lazy or idle - [verb of stative]

Samples where bum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her son is just bumming around all day

Synonyms for bum in the sense of this definition

(bum is a kind of ...) be idle; exist in a changeless situation

"The old man sat and stagnated on his porch" "He slugged in bed all morning"

Definition 7: of very poor quality; flimsy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for bum in the sense of this definition

(bum is similar to ...) of low or inferior quality

(bum is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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