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Synonyms for bum

Noun

1. rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git, unpleasant person, disagreeable person
usage: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "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'"
2. tramp, hobo, bum, vagrant, drifter, floater, vagabond
usage: a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
3. idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bum, nonworker
usage: person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
4. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass, body part
usage: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

Verb

1. mooch, bum, cadge, grub, sponge, obtain
usage: ask for and get free; be a parasite
2. bum, bum around, bum about, arse around, arse about, fuck off, loaf, frig around, waste one's time, lounge around, loll, loll around, lounge about, idle, laze, slug, stagnate
usage: be lazy or idle; "Her son is just bumming around all day"

Adjective

1. bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny, inferior (vs. superior)
usage: of very poor quality; flimsy
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