Verb: When females set out to gain the interest of potential male suitors in the Wrigleyville area of Chicago. Assuredly receiving dinner/drink invites from handsome men. Can also be a bait and switch tactic where, once the invitation is accepted, the female substitutes a less attractive, sometimes heavy-set lady, to go in her place.
Male Suitor: I really would like the opportunity to take you to dinner. Do you like Gibsons Steakhouse?
Female Boy Picker: That sounds great. Should be a good time.
Male Suitor: Sweet, I'll sit at the bar to meet you. Should we say Wednesday at 8?
Female: See you then
Weds at 8pm
Female's friend: Didn't you have that date tonight?
Female: yeah but I was just Boy Pickin in the Wrig and I pulled a bait and switch with Aubrey. You know she hasn't had a date in months.
The act of inviting a bum to a nice meal with the intention of sticking him/her with the bill.
Employed Citizen: Hello friend would you care to enjoy a warm meal with me?
Bum: wihduyiusteh, ok.
At the end of the meal...
Wow, that was delicious. Excuse me I need to use the washroom.
(call to friend) hey I'll meet you in 15 min I just completed a reverse bum and had my dinner paid for.
The act of offering a bum a warm meal in a restaurant with the inent to stick him/her with the check, aka reverse bum, after eating.
Employed citizen: Hey why don't you come with me to get something to eat.
-Moments before meal is completed-
Employed citizen: Wow that was good. I'm going to go to the restroom; excuse me.
Employed citizen then takes off for the door thus not paying for the meal or completing a reverse bum on the homeless person.