1. A person who, by his own choice, is unemployed and homeless, and who lives on the fringes of society so he can beg instead of work.

2. Somebody's backside. A keister.
Bernie the Bum begs for money to buy a can of cat food and a bottle of muscatel.


Bumkicker Slade (that's me) has a noble mission to kick the bum of everyone who wants something for nothing, or who wants to take something from someone, or who wants to intimidate or terrorize someone. That includes bums, liberals, tax collectors, and Pachuco boys.
by Bumkicker Slade April 25, 2005
US/Canada
1. Pejorative for a homeless person, - especially one that makes no attempt to work or better himself (contrasted with the more respected working homeless “hobos”). Probably comes from the expression “lazy bums.”
Get a job you F’ing bum.

2. To shamelessly ask for something (in the manner of a bum – see above).
Dude can I bum a cigarette, five dollars, and a ride to the…

3. A loser with nothing going for him (no job, no aspirations etc). Especially an unworthy husband or boyfriend.
I can’t believe she’s with Jim. Always drinking, never workin, the guy is a bum.

UK/Commonwealth:
4. The more polite way of saying ass.
Does my bum look big in this?

5. To do in the bum.
I bummed a tart.

Afganistan
6. Bum is a major city in Afganistan.
I bummed a ride to Bum where I bummed a bum in his bum.
by author December 25, 2006
Has different meanings depending on where you go.

In America: A homeless person.
In the UK (and maybe some other countries too): Backside.
1: I gave the bum some money.
2: Get off your bums.
by I'mAnonymous April 07, 2008
a person who has little to no money and relies on handouts. often travels by train and hitchikeing.
"that bum should get out of our way"
by yer May 19, 2003
A homeless man.
Hey, let's pay those bumb $5 to run into signs!
by Richard Nixon April 10, 2003
somebody considered to be lazy, irresponsible, worthless, and/or homeless.
patrick: taylor, why are you being such a bum?
taylor: i dunno. its just who i am
by psuts January 01, 2008
1. A person who, by her own choice, is unemployed and homeless, and who lives on the fringes of society so she can beg instead of work.

2. Someone who does nothing all day and expects everyone to bend over backwards to please them.

3. Avni (Hindi for Bum)
God when will that lazy bum get off her ass and get a job already?

God when will that lazy AVNI get off her ass and get a job already?

by Mahima Banya Singh March 23, 2007

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