Synonyms of bum in English

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bum1


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noun

See bottom

Synonyms of bum in English

: bum1bum2

bum2


See definition of bum

noun

1‘bums would wander up and ask for a sandwich’

See tramp

2‘get out of bed, you lazy bum’

SYNONYMS

idler, loafer, good-for-nothing, wastrel, drone, scrounger, cadger, ne'er-do-well, do-nothing, layabout, slob, lounger, shirker, sluggard, laggard, slugabed, malingerer

rogue, rascal, scoundrel, villain

waster, loser, skiver, slacker, lazybones


verb

1‘he bummed around Florida for a few months’

SYNONYMS

loaf, lounge, idle, laze, languish, moon, stooge, droop, dally, dawdle, amble, potter, wander, drift, meander

mooch

North American lollygag, bat

2‘they tried to bum money off him’

SYNONYMS

scrounge, beg, borrow

cadge, sponge, touch someone for

British scab

Scottish sorn on someone for

North American mooch

NZ Australian bludge


adjective

1‘they have had a bum deal’

SYNONYMS

bad, poor, inferior, second-rate, second-class, unsatisfactory, inadequate, unacceptable, substandard, not up to scratch, not up to par, deficient, imperfect, defective, faulty, shoddy, amateurish, careless, negligent

dreadful, awful, terrible, abominable, frightful, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable, hopeless, worthless, laughable, lamentable, miserable, sorry, third-rate, diabolical, execrable

crummy, rotten, pathetic, useless, woeful, lousy, ropy, appalling, abysmal, pitiful, God-awful, dire, poxy, not up to snuff, the pits

British duff, chronic, rubbish

vulgar slang crap, shit, chickenshit

ANTONYMS

excellent