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A homeless person who lives their lives on the sidewalks, playing drums for money.
"Ratta, tat, tat! Can I have some money!" said the Drum Bum.
by RollinFever15 March 27, 2009
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A homeless person who tries to make an earnest living receiving dollars for playing the drums from a variety of percussive things, be it buckets or actual drums.
Manhattan drum bums in the Subway? Cool! I will gladly slip you a fiver.
by Ereck Flowers November 20, 2018
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