There are several uses or meanings to this word, and in general many of the previous ones suffice. But only a few address its vintage slang connotation which is not currently in use much. To wit...decades ago, the word scum referred to semen. It was combined with the word bag to denote a condom - hence; scumbag. A scumbag was a necessary evil but not at all noble, ad was discarded immediately after use - having served its purpose and with no further use expected. In time, an undesirable person might be referred to as a "scumbag," and the emphasis on scum being a form of lowlife began to emerge. Because it was not considered profanity, the word eventually became acceptable for broadcast television, and over time, its original meaning evolved or morphed into what it is today. The use of the word has become commonplace, but persons of my generation - who still remember the original connotation, sometimes flinch a little when we hear children or parents saying it casually. It's not a bad word per se, but it's not a pretty one either. And God forbid that one would be considered to be a scumbag.
Hey Joey, do you have an extra scumbag with you? I ran out and I'm planning to fuck Mary tonight and she won't let me in without a rubber.
by carbuncle May 13, 2014
When 'scums' is added to the end of a name it expresses a friendship between the 2 people.
Bec-scums
Tash-scums
Ja-scums
Lou-scums
by beebee224455 December 12, 2013
A shorter way to say Scumbag.

See also : Scummies, Scumlord, Scum Dog Millionare, Scumbeezy, Scum City, Lord Scum, Scum Squad
Guy 1: Hey you remember that chick I took home last night?

Guy 2: Yeah man. She was hot.

Guy 1: Well not only did I bang it out, I stole that bitches purse when she was sleep.

Guy 2: You fuckin scum.

Guy 1 & 2 : *laughs
by iHateJimbo December 09, 2013
Any police that turn up just when things about to kick off or shits about to hit the fan. Any cop who nicks your stash, baccy or booze. Any cop who breaks up a fight were the kid getting fucked up is a dirty fucking chav, scene kid or emo pussyhole.
Clear out the scum is here!!!
Fucking scum just taxed my baccy!!!
The scum are raiding drinking fields tonight!!!
by theoneandonlyeyebrowsbutters April 18, 2009
I. (n.) A dirty or filthy substance or coating that carries an unpleasant odour.

II. (n./ adj.) Sub-species of human being; often recognized due to severe lack of intelligence, painful fashion-sense and extreme levels of sloth.

1/. Those lower life-forms that sport burberry and/or ridiculous amounts of Nike brand clothing. This family of scum is often referred to as chav.
2/. Anybody who uses the word 'nigga' or makes a grunt sounding similar, but not exclusive to: 'blud' or 'shank' is automatically referred to by any decent human being as scum.
3/. Anything that kisses its teeth more than once a day.
4/. The vast majority of creatures inhabiting George Green's.
5/. Anything with an I.Q. lower than 50 (or supports Tottenham F.C.)
1. Those chavs around here are the scum of the Earth!
2. Scum: "Izzit coz I'm a nigga? I'll shank you, blud!"
Civilized human: "No, it is because you are scum! Good day, sir"
3. "(kisses teeth) Bombaclat!" = Scum
4. "Did you see that scum-sucking, stinky, fuck-bag?"
"Yeah, 'round here we call them yobs!"
by Mattieu Beckett September 26, 2007
sweat and cum mixed together.
By the end of our long day of fornication, we realized we were both covered in a thin layer of scum
by Tejasvinii March 29, 2007
A member of the so-called "prolyterian masses" who goes around trying to act all gangsta but fails miserably. All wiggers are scum and not all chavs are scum, only chose who insistnetly choose to break the law and beat up on younger kids or OAPs; basically those who they can easily beat up and who cannot defend themselves. Trying to be ghetto by wearing hoodies and "boxfresh" is a prime example of scum as only those who are worthy can wear box fresh. Proper scum wear only fake burberry or le coq sportif or sergio tacchini clothing to be easily spotted and feared by the normal, law-abiding folk or to draw attention to real gangstas or members of the ghetto to pick a fight.
"Look at that scum over there; Orlando, wearing his burberry check."
by Ghetto Matt September 21, 2006

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