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I thought I was going to be a bum the rest of my life.
Jean-Michel Basquiat

Meaning of "bum" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BUM

Of uncertain origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BUM

bum  [bʌm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bum is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of bum in the English dictionary

The definition of bum in the dictionary is the buttocks or anus.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUM

bum bag
bum boy
bum rap
bum someone off
bum steer
bum´s rush
bumbailiff
bumbaze
bumbershoot
bumble
bumble-foot
bumble-puppy
bumblebee
bumbleberry
bumbledom
bumbler
bumbling
bumblingly
bumbo

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUM

album
aluminium
aluminum
at a premium
Belgium
centrum
cum
datum
forum
hum
maximum
medium
minimum
museum
petroleum
platinum
premium
stadium
sum
um

Synonyms and antonyms of bum in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BUM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bum» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bum

Translation of «bum» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUM

Find out the translation of bum to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bum from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bum» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

屁股
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

trasero
570 millions of speakers

English

bum
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चूतड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَلْف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зад
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nádegas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পশ্চাদ্দেশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fesses
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hintern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

お尻
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

궁둥이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngguyu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mông
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்புறம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बाम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

serseri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sedere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zadek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дупа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

poponeț
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πισινός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bum
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rumpa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stomp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bum

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BUM»

The term «bum» is very widely used and occupies the 11.732 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bum» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bum» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bum

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10 QUOTES WITH «BUM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bum.
1
Jean-Michel Basquiat
I thought I was going to be a bum the rest of my life.
2
Matthew Broderick
I slip from workaholic to bum real easy.
3
John Carpenter
In England, I'm a horror movie director. In Germany, I'm a filmmaker. In the US, I'm a bum.
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Bruce Cockburn
All I ever thought was, 'I'm going to do this as long as I can, and if I can't get paid at it, I'll be a bum doing it.' And so, here I am.
5
George M. Cohan
Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.
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Ornette Coleman
It just makes that person feel that what his work is is going to be more valid. But who wants to see a guy standing in front, looking like a bum, doing something that a bums don't do? This don't make sense.
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Broderick Crawford
If you're going to be a bum, be the biggest. If you're going to blow it, blow it big.
8
Cat Deeley
As long as you smile, have sparkly eyes and stick your shoulders back, nobody's going to notice your bum or your waist or your feet, for that matter.
9
Cameron Diaz
I want to be a big, fleshy voluptuous woman with curves. I want a big bum, but I don't have one.
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Lou Doillon
The silhouette is the most important thing in clothes. Every French girl knows that. High-waisted trousers give you long legs and a pretty bum which, after all, is what we all want.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUM»

Discover the use of bum in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bum and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Day My Bum Went Psycho
Zack’s bottom has run away to join the great bum rebellion.
Andy Griffiths, 2001
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Cinderella's Bum
. . Once again Nicholas Allan combines laugh-out-loud humour with real insight that cannot fail to raise a smile.
Nicholas Allan, 2012
3
Shovel Bum: Comix of Archaeological Field Life
Which motel has the biggest breakfast? How do you construct your own trowel pouch? For an entertaining look at archaeology as it is really practiced in the United States, pick up a copy of Shovel Bum.
‎2004
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Poo Bum
In the morning his mother would say, Time to get up, my little rabbit!o He'd reply: Poo bum!o At lunchtime his father would say, Eat your spinach, my little rabbit!o He'd reply: Poo bum!o One day, he meets a hungry wolf.
Stephanie Blake, 2011
5
Trout Bum
Essays discuss trout, bass, fishing camps, mosquitoes, fly rods, night fishing, fly-tying, and favorite fishing spots
John Gierach, 1988
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Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam
This is our mouth on paper, our hearts on our sleeves, our refusal to shut up and swallow our silence. These poems are tough, honest, astute, perceptive, lyrical, blunt, sad, funny, heartbreaking, and true.
Tony Medina, Louis Reyes Rivera, 2009
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The Atomic Bum
These are the dimensions of Light and Dark; the place where all life finds its staging... and its reason for being... It is into this realm that The Atomic Bum takes us, sitting by his campfire recalling the stories of the past.
Koyote Bare, 2008
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The Bugalugs Bum Thief
Skeeta Anderson woke up one morning to find that his bum was gone. And not only his bum, but the bum of every single person in the town of Bugalugs. It's up to Skeeta to catch the thief . . .
‎2003
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Bum Deal: An Unlikely Journey from Hopeless to Humanitarian
" -Booklist starred review "Here is the remarkable story behind an American tragedy, a twisted fall into unspeakable exploitation and the hoary depths of human existence followed by a redemptive return to grace.
Barry Soper, Rufus Hannah, 2011
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Bum Phillips: Coach, Cowboy, Christian
He retired from the league 10 years later as one of its most colorful characters of all time. This book chronicles his transformation from a beer-drinking cowboy, U.S. Marine and football coach to a devoted son of God.
Bum Phillips, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bum is used in the context of the following news items.
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Naked Justin Bieber flashes his bum and fans go wild
JUSTIN BIEBER has sent his fans into meltdown with a nude picture while holidaying in Bora Bora. The 21-year-old can be seen with his back ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
2
Halperin: Hillary Camp 'Getting A Huge Bum Rap' For Reporter …
During Monday's broadcast of “With All Due Respect,” Bloomberg's Mark Halperin argued that the Clinton camp is “getting a huge bum rap” for ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
3
Kat DeLuna Shows Off Her "Bum Bum" in Music Video (ft. Trey Songz)
Kat DeLuna turns the heat up several notches in her NFSW video for “Bum Bum” — the latest single off Kat's upcoming album Viva Out Loud, ... «Gossip On This, Jul 15»
4
Wearing a bum bag not Melbourne man's only alleged crime
A BUM bag-wearing Melbourne man who boarded a plane to Darwin using a fake ID has been arrested after attempting to smuggle $250,000 ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
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Margot Robbie shows bum as supervillain Harley Quinn on Suicide …
Flashing her pigtails in costume as she tore around the film set in Toronto on Friday, the 25-year-old Australian actress inadvertently flashed a ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Hondo's Bum' steer
Hondo suffered an expensive setback Friday night with the Cards, who were beaten by the Padres to push the filthy figure to 1,585 schultzes. «New York Post, Jul 15»
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Rockford shuts down Beach Bum bats
Rockford topped the Traverse City Beach Bums 4-1 Friday at Wuerfel Park in a battle of Frontier League division leaders as Aviators pitcher ... «Traverse City Record Eagle, Jul 15»
8
Kendall Jenner uploads bizarre bondage bum pic to Instagram
Those Kardahian-Jenners really are a shy and retiring bunch, especially good old Kendall, who wouldn't dream of plastering provocative ... «heatworld, Jul 15»
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Marc Jacobs says, yes he did post that picture of his bum
Reuters picLOS ANGELES, July 4 — After all the talk about that naked bum pic, Marc Jacobs has at least copped to posting it. His confession ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
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Why Is A Naked Lady Bum Showcased On Sam Smith's Instagram …
Bums: They're universally acclaimed and a trusted part of our pop culture landscape. That said, the internet seems to be puzzled over the ... «ETCanada.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bum [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bum>. Jun 2019 ».
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