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
"Man these hoes be on me like some gutterpups on a bum fire."
by bman981 February 07, 2010
the painful fiery feeling in one's backside the morning after a hot curry
Wow, that madras last night caused some serious bumfire
by AK2006 September 09, 2006
The consequence of a hot curry.
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
a fire in an open oil barrel, surrounded by bums, commonly seen in alleys and ghetto's.
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