preposition[usually in combination]
- Combined with; also used as (used to describe things with a dual nature or function): a study-cum-bedroomMore example sentences
- Initially, he worked as a shepherd, but these days the 64-year-old earns his keep as a school handyman cum lollipop man.
- This is a smart move, because otherwise the whole thing would be so creaky and old-fashioned that only the most determined Christie fan cum couch potato would watch it.
- The same applies to his long-running Korean-war vet cum knight errant.
late 19th century: Latin.