Definition of bum adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bʌm//
; NAmE NAmE//bʌm//
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[only before noun] (informal) of bad quality; wrong or useless He didn't play one bum note. a bum deal (= a situation where you do not get what you deserve or have paid for) Word Originadjective mid 19th cent.: probably from bummer.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bum

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