Definition of 'bum'
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Used Occasionally. bum is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'bum'
British English: bum /bʌm/ NOUN
Your bum is the part of your body which you sit on.
- American English: butt
- Arabic: خَلْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: nádegas
- Chinese: 屁股
- Croatian: stražnjica
- Czech: zadek
- Danish: bums vagabond
- Dutch: achterste
- European Spanish: trasero
- Finnish: takapuoli
- French: fesses
- German: Hintern
- Greek: πισινός
- Italian: sedere
- Japanese: お尻
- Korean: 궁둥이
- Norwegian: stomp
- Polish: zadek
- European Portuguese: nádegas
- Romanian: poponeț
- Russian: зад
- Spanish: vago
- Swedish: rumpa
- Thai: ก้น
- Turkish: kıç
- Ukrainian: дупа
- Vietnamese: mông
British English: bum ADJECTIVE
Some people use bum to describe a situation that they find unpleasant or annoying.
He knows you're getting a bum deal.
British English: bum VERB
If you bum something off someone, you ask them for it and they give it to you.
Mind if I bum a cigarette?
Definition of bum from the Collins English Dictionary
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