There are 2 translations of bum in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /bʌm/


  • 1.1 (worthless person) vago, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar] to give sb the bum's rush [slang/argot] echar or sacar* a algn a patadas [colloquial/familiar]
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    • So we dressed up for Halloween as gypsies and bums and hobos (the latter two later known as The Homeless) and other stereotypical costumes.
    • If you think about it, living life as a bum, hobo, or a transient is pretty extreme.
    • Twice in the past week I've heard a commercial on the local ‘Urban’ station (don't ask) imploring people not to ignore bums and beggars on the street.
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    • But he also has the whiners, loafers, jonesers, and all of the no-good lazy bums, male and female, without a work ethic opposing his every move.
    • This multi-talented filmmaker makes jacks-of-all-trades like Robert Rodriguez and Steven Soderbergh seem like lazy bums.
    • It's just the kind of inspired power-to-the-people sensibility that can rouse some good ol'-fashioned politicking - even after the fact, you lazy bums.
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    • There's an awkward friction between Miller, rollicking ski bum of the people, and the exclusivity of a place like the Yellowstone Club.
    • Growling in from left is Warren Miller, the puckish godfather of extreme-ski cinema and our nation's original ski bum.
    • Today, however, closer to sea level, Burt looks pretty much like every other dirtbag ski bum in the area.
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    • After a couple of hours of hard work we sat in the shelter of the storage box on a bundle of wooden stakes to keep our bums from the cold wet ground, drinking lemonade and sharing a muesli bar, surveying our small slice of land.
    • My head had been cold, my bum has been cold and my feet (you've guessed it) have been cold!
    • The answer is that it is one thing to find bums for all those seats, quite another to sell the seats at profitable prices.
    1.2 (vagrant) (American English/inglés norteamericano) vagabundo, (masculine, feminine) 1.3 (enthusiast) (American English/inglés norteamericano) ski/tennis bum loco, (masculine, feminine) del esquí/tenis [colloquial/familiar] he's/she's a beach bum se pasa la vida en la playa

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-mm-)

  • [slang/argot] to bum sth from ooff sb [money/cigarette] gorronearle or gorrearle algo a algn, pecharle algo a algn (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] to bum one's way through life ir* de gorrón or de gorra por la vida [colloquial/familiar], vivir de garrón or de arriba (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], andar* de vivales (Mexico/México) or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) de pechador por la vida [colloquial/familiar]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-mm-)

  • 1.1 (drift) to bum around vagabundear 1.2 (cadge) to bum off sb gorronearle or gorrearle or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) garronearle or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) pecharle a algn [colloquial/familiar]


[slang/argot] (before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 [job/place] de porquería [colloquial/familiar], de mierda [vulgar] 1.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) a bum rap una acusación falsa it turned out to be a bum deal resultó ser un chanchullo [colloquial/familiar]

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