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Italian or Italian-American slang for someone who did something foolish or silly. Usually aimed at males, and usually not in an overly hostile manner. More a term to use with a friend or family member in a teasing way that may also be a veiled insult against their manhood.

When a father calls his son a mamaluke, the word is often followed by a swift palm-smack against the back of the head.

May have originally come from Mameluke or Mamluke - Arab mercenaries who were most powerful from about the 13th to 16th centuries. Napoleon used these cavalry warriors as well. Their uniforms; white turbans, vests, red pants and equally colorful boots, may well have spurred the foolish, silly and/or unmanly label.
Mamaluke, take those olives off your fingers.
*smack*
by BobM November 02, 2006

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From the 70's a lighter version of the term; "Bad Scene," meant to be much less dramatic. It would rarely be used by the person who actually had the experience. Rather, it would be a show of support from one friend to another, though it could also be an attempt to trivialize the experience.

In extreme circumstances, it could also describe an ugly experience with drugs, violence or sex.

Bummer is a shortened version of bum scene.

The word 'bum' would often be said while holding in a hit of weed followed by the word 'scene' that would be stretched out while exhaling the hit. As in: Bum (holding breath) sceeeeeene (exhaling slowly).
#1: I lost my wallet with 20 bucks in it.
#2: Bum scene, man.
#1: I was so messed up I think I left it at your girlfriend's house.
#2: Bum (holding breath) sceeeeeene (exhaling slowly).
by BobM November 03, 2006

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