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A person who spends time idly on or around a beach.‘a gang of drunken beach bums in dune buggies’
- ‘He is as threatening as a beach bum after a heavy night.’
- ‘With his glasses, he probably looked more like the beach bum who taught an evening class.’
- ‘In the early Seventies he found himself in Key West, then a lazy fishing and beach bum community at the southernmost tip of Florida, 90 miles from Cuba.’
- ‘Don't get me wrong, I'm not some spoiled Southern California beach bum.’
- ‘Ima had bleach blonde hair, was a bit taller than me, and was beautiful in that beach bum, surfer chick way.’
- ‘‘Between the wars, I was basically a beach bum, and I wanted to find a way to work but not work, so I joined the merchant marines,’ Gold explains.’
- ‘An amalgam of laid-back Carribean beach bum and win-at-all costs New Yorker, his recognition of both traits means he has managed to channel them both positively.’
- ‘Surfing has even taken off in Germany, where beach bums can get excited about waves on the Isar river in Munich that get up to a meter, a mere ripple compared with the action in the ocean.’
- ‘They had about forty minutes left before they had to go home, so everyone just hung around like beach bums on the sand.’
- ‘Skip ahead six months and the couple have retired and live listlessly as beach bums.’
- ‘Hardly a lighthearted Californian beach bum, Jem is in fact Welsh and has been writing songs since she was 13.’
- ‘You'd better revise for your GCSE's man or you'll end up a beach bum.’
- ‘Beltran's music summons thoughts of beach bums gazing at the sunset, but it's got enough bump and hustle to pack the dance floor, too.’
- ‘These six macho guys look like your local beach bums in their faded jeans and check shirts or vests.’
- ‘If you've ever considered being a beach bum, Jamaica is the perfect place to start.’
- ‘When I see the occasional aircraft flying over the blue South Pacific, I'm kinda glad Larry lived to become one of the greats in a long line of Australian beach bums.’
- ‘He's also a lanky kid with the laid-back demeanor of a California beach bum.’
- ‘The streets are full of beach bums and the (small, pebbly) beaches are full of jellyfish.’
- ‘If you give a beach bum fifty baht to feed the elephants, and there isn't a trunk in sight, don't be too surprised if the guy disappears into the nearest bar to buy a beer.’
- ‘Fresh from California, this beach bum turned waiter was one of the most friendly, open people I'd met.’
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