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Dodger, Brooklyn-style

Bowery ___

Depress, with "out"



With 70-Across, cause of a limp

Spare change seeker

Mooch, as a cigarette


The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Person who does no work

A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

It follows beach, ski, surf and tennis

Kind of rap


Of inferior quality



Kind of steer at a track


Kind of rap or steer

Hobo; tramp

Kind of steer

Kind of steer or rap

Word definitions for bum in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES bum bag bums on seats British English informal (= used for saying that something or someone can attract a large audience ) ▪ He is an actor who will put bums on seats. gets a bum rap ▪ Cleveland always gets a bum...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
bum \bum\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. bummed ; p. pr. & vb. n. bumming (?).] [See Boom , v. i., to roar.] To make murmuring or humming sound. --Jamieson. to bum around to wander about idly or aimlessly.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 interj. (label en UK) An expression of annoyance. n. 1 The buttocks. 2 (context UK Irish AU New Zealand informal rare Canada US English) The anus. 3 (context by metonymy informal English) A person. vb. (context UK transitive colloquial English)...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"buttocks," late 14c., "probably onomatopœic, to be compared with other words of similar sound and with the general sense of 'protuberance, swelling.' " [OED]

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'" [syn: rotter , dirty dog , rat , skunk , stinker...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Bum or bums may refer to:

Usage examples of bum.

He lifts the adz again, wondering why Tullar delivers charcoal in such large chunks, and why the smithy bums so much-but he knows the second reason.

His sweet, innocent daughter living with an ambitionless, borderline bum.

Ride Shamu, tend the Jupiter Lighthouse, dive the Atocha, perform my one-man salute to Claude Pepper at the Kravis Center, become a surf bum in Jensen, join the harvesting of the oysters at Apalachicola, take a billfish on flyrod, double-eagle at PGA National, ride with the Blue Angels from Pensacola, deliver peace and justice to my Cuban exile community.

Bum fingers Begay confidently pointed the way, remembering the view from his earlier near-cosmic vantage point.

Most of them had bummed across the country at least once, before they finally enlisted.

The whole bunch of sodomistic ballerinas -- Rectum Steve, Cocky Paulo, Shitstabber Jacky, Bummer Nige and the rest -- are beside themselves.

As a boy he had dreamed of finding this lost family treasure, and here in LA the bummer cinematographer, who was also to die in suspicious circumstances, presented the object to him with a stern warning of the negative powers attached to the relic.

Liam eased Norton back to the ground, crouched, and braced himself as Bummer jumped into his lap with a joyful yip.

Chen had only a moment to nod before Bummer began performing fantastic acrobatic leaps about his soft-shod feet.

She caught Bummer and lifted the terrier over the back of the seat and into her lap.

She gazed at the cable car while Bummer barked at a mongrel on the sidewalk.

The dogs were with herNorton bounding ahead and doubling back again, Bummer chasing the waves at her feet.

They came running, Bummer dancing around and around his feet and Norton leaning companionably against his side.

It would have meant the anatomizing of his compulsive violence and his fear of justice, of his time with Helen, his present defection from Helen, his screwing so many women he really wanted nothing to do with, his drunken ways, his morning-after sicknesses, his sleeping in the weeds, his bumming money from strangers not because there was a depression but first to help Helen and then because it was easy: easier than working.

If you shut your eyes, you could believe you were back in the jungle on the outskirts of some little jerkwater town, smooth dusty under the trees on the leeward side of a grade that passed the watertank and cut off the wind, sitting around the small fire with a belly full of a good mulligan that you had been assigned the bumming of the carrots for, or maybe the onions, or the spuds.