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Definitions of bum

bum1  (bʌm

Translations

noun

(especially British, informal)
  1. Hintern m (inf)   ⇒ to put bums on seats [pop star etc] ein Publikumsmagnet m sein

Similar Words

= bottom, backside, buttocks, behind (informal), rear, arse (taboo) (slang), ass (US) ( & Canadian) (taboo) (slang), seat, tail (informal), butt (US) ( & Canadian) (informal), buns (US) (slang), rump, rear end, posterior, derrière (euphemistic), tush (US) (slang), fundament, jacksy (British) (slang)

bum2 (informal)

Translations

noun

(especially US)
    1. (= good-for-nothing) Rumtreiber m (inf)
      1. (young) Gammler m
    2. (= down-and-out) Penner m (inf), Pennbruder m (inf)
  1. (= despicable person) Saukerl m (inf)

adjective

  1. (= bad) beschissen (inf)
    1. trick hundsgemein (inf)
      ⇒ bum rap (US, informal) falsche Anklage   ⇒ to give sb a bum steer (US, informal) jdn auf die falsche Fährte locken

transitive verb

  1. money, food schnorren (inf) ( off sb bei jdm)   ⇒ could I bum a lift into town? kannst du mich in die Stadt mitnehmen?

Similar Words

= vagrant, tramp, derelict, drifter, down-and-out, hobo (mainly US), vagabond, bag lady (mainly US), dosser (British) (slang), derro (Australian) (slang)
= loafer, lounger, piker (Australian) ( & New Zealand) (slang), dodger, drone, slouch (informal), shirker, slacker, couch potato (slang), sloth, laggard, time-waster, layabout, deadbeat (informal) (mainly US) ( & Canadian), skiver (British) (slang), idler, malingerer, sluggard, bludger (Australian) ( & New Zealand) (informal), clock-watcher, slugabed, Weary Willie (informal), lazybones
= bad, poor, inadequate, pathetic, inferior, duff (British) (informal), unsatisfactory, defective, deficient, imperfect, low-rent (informal) (mainly US), poxy (slang), chickenshit (US) (slang), pants (informal), bodger or bodgie (Australian) (slang)
= scrounge, cadge, beg, touch (someone) for (slang), blag (slang), sorn (Scottish), freeload (slang)

'bum' in Other Languages

  • Arabic: خَلْف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nádegas
  • Chinese: 屁股
  • Croatian: stražnjica
  • Czech: zadek
  • Danish: bumsvagabond
  • Dutch: achterste
  • European Spanish: trasero
  • Finnish: takapuoli
  • French: fesses
  • German: Hintern Hintern
  • Greek: πισινός
  • Italian: sedere
  • Japanese: お尻
  • Korean: 궁둥이
  • Norwegian: stomp
  • Polish: zadek
  • Portuguese: nádegas
  • Romanian: poponeț poponețe
  • Russian: зад
  • Spanish: vago vaga
  • Swedish: rumpa
  • Thai: ก้น
  • Turkish: kıç
  • Ukrainian: дупа
  • Vietnamese: mông
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ordinário
  • Chinese: 糟糕的
  • European Spanish: porquería
  • French: minable
  • German: beschissen
  • Italian: del cavolo
  • Japanese: ひどい
  • Korean: 부당한
  • Portuguese: obscuro obscura
  • Spanish: porquería
  • Brazilian Portuguese: filar
  • Chinese: 讨要讨討要
  • European Spanish: gorronear (algo a alguien)
  • French: taper
  • German: schnorren
  • Italian: scroccare
  • Japanese: ねだる
  • Korean: 빌리다
  • Portuguese: cravar
  • Spanish: gorronear(algo a alguien)

Example Sentences Including 'bum'

Bei Rainald Goetz heißt die Liebes-Formel " bum bum bum geil geil geil ", was am Samstag allerdings zu einem dreifachen schnöden " bumm " verschlimmbessert wurde.
Die Tageszeitung (1998)
Unsere Vierviertel-Variante jedenfalls klingt nach bum, bum , bum und Techno.
Die Tageszeitung (1998)
bum Der Beirat Neustadt beschäftigt sich heute abend mit der möglichen Verlegung der Hochschule Bremen nach Bremen-Nord auf das Gelände der ehemaligen Kaserne Grohn.
Die Tageszeitung (1996)

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