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Definition of bum noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [countable] (informal)
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  1. 1 a person who has no home or job, and who asks other people for money or food
  2. 2 a lazy person who does nothing for other people or for society He's nothing but a no-good bum!
  3. 3(in compounds) a person who spends a lot of time doing a certain activity instead of on serious work a ski bum a beach bum
  4. 4(Canadian English) (informal) the part of the body that you sit on
  5. Idioms
    give somebody/get the bum's rush (informal)
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    to force someone/be forced to leave a place quickly He soon got the bum's rush from the club.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bum

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