by AK2006 September 09, 2006
Similar to its bon fire counterpart, a bum fire involves a pollutant-ridden fire cast in an open steel barrel trash can (make up of trash container is flexible), that a multitude of of skeezy homeless personnel can find warmth, scavenging light, or a cooking surface to decoct the day's loot over. Also known as a hobo heater
by bman981 February 07, 2010
The origin of "bumfire" was from a variation on a Shakespeare sonnet by my friend Paul, in relation to another friend, barling. "Shall I compare thee to a khazi, say? Thou art more curried, and more turbulent. Rough winds do shake the Barling cheeks of gay, and bumfire's wrath doth linger in the gents.."
by Arjy20000 February 27, 2009
Yo holmes, did you see that bumfire gone wild? yeah, it was more like a barrel in a fire than a fire in a barrel!
by captain illgo September 23, 2009