There are 2 main definitions of cum in English:


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Pronunciation: /kʌm


[usually in combination]
Combined with; also used as (used to describe things with a dual nature or function): a study-cum-bedroom
More 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.

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