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Synonyms of bum in English:


  • 1North American bums would wander up and ask for a sandwich See tramp2 (sense 1)
  • 2 get out of bed, you lazy bum
    rogue, rascal, scoundrel, villain
    informal waster, loser, skiver, slacker, lazybones
  • verb

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  • 1 he bummed around Florida for a few months
    loaf, lounge, idle, laze, languish, moon, stooge, droop, dally, dawdle, amble, potter, wander, drift, meander
    informal mooch
    North American informal lollygag, bat
  • 2 they tried to bum money off him
    informal cadge, sponge, touch someone for
    British informal scab
    Scottish informal sorn on someone for
    North American informal mooch
    Australian/New Zealand informal bludge
  • adjective

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  • they have had a bum deal
    bad, poor, inferior, second-rate, second-class, unsatisfactory, inadequate, unacceptable, substandard, not up to scratch, not up to par, deficient, imperfect, defective, faulty, shoddy, amateurish, careless, negligent;
    dreadful, awful, terrible, abominable, frightful, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable, hopeless, worthless, laughable, lamentable, miserable, sorry, third-rate, diabolical, execrable
    informal crummy, rotten, pathetic, useless, woeful, lousy, ropy, appalling, abysmal, pitiful, God-awful, dire, poxy, not up to snuff, the pits
    British informal duff, chronic, rubbish
    vulgar slang crap, shit, chickenshit
    [Antonyms] excellent
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