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British English: /bʌm/
American English: /bəm/

Translation of bum in French:


  • 4 (American English) to be on the bum
    vivre de la manche [informal]


  • 1 (American English) (bad)
    nase [informal]
    to get a bum deal
    se faire rouler dans la gadoue
    to give somebody a bum steer
    donner un mauvais tuyau à quelqu'un

transitive verb

  • p prés etc -mm-
    taper [informal] (cigarette, money) (off, from à)
    to bum a ride, to bum a lift
    se faire emmener en voiture

intransitive verb

  • p prés etc -mm-
    vivre de la manche [informal]


to give somebody/to get the bum's rush

vider quelqu'un/être vidé à coups de pied aux fesses [informal]

to put bums on seats

(British English)
attirer les gens

Phrasal verbs

bum around

1.1 (travel aimlessly)
vadrouiller [informal]
1.2 (be lazy)
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