Bum

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Bum can refer to several different things:

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In U.S. slang

  • A homeless person, or more generally, a person of little moral worth
    • In modern usage, the term "bum" is considered highly derogatory
    • In hobo culture, the term "bum" referred specifically to a homeless person who does not work or travel, as opposed to a hobo, who was an itinerant, working homeless person
  • In the plural, an affectionate term for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team
  • To cadge, beg, or borrow
  • A washed-up has-been.

In U.K. slang

  • The buttocks
  • The act of anal sex - also bumfun 'to be bummed stiff'
  • To sodomise
  • Colloquial verb and noun meaning to live/someone who lives with no current employment or education. It's implication is that one who 'bum's around' or is a 'bum' is lazy or and dispondent. Particularly used in reference to young people seek neither further education nor work.

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