US: /ˈbəm/
UK: /bˈʌm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

bum /bʌm/
  • danh từ
    • phía sau, đằng sau
    • mông đít
    • (pháp lý) nhân viên chấp hành ((cũng) bum bailiff)
    • danh từ
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) kẻ vô công rồi nghề, kẻ lười biếng; kẻ ăn bám
      • to be on the bum
        • đi lang thang vô công rồi nghề; ăn bám
      • lộn xộn, rối loạn
        • his nerves are on the bum: hắn ta rối loạn thần kinh
      • to go on the bum
        • ăn bám
    • tính từ
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) tồi, vô giá trị, hạng bét
      • động từ
        • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) làm biếng, đi lang thang vơ vẩn, vô công rồi nghề; ăn bám
        • bòn rút, xin xỏ được

      Advanced English dictionary

      noun, verb, adjective
      + noun (informal)
      1 (BrE) the part of the body that you sit on
      2 (especially AmE) a person who has no home or job and who asks other people for money or food: a beach bum (= sb who spends all their time on the beach, without having a job)
      3 a lazy person who does nothing for other people or for society: He's nothing but a no-good bum!
      Idioms: bums on seats (BrE, informal) used to refer to the number of people who attend a show, talk, etc., especially when emphasizing the need or desire to attract a large number: They're not bothered about attracting the right audience-they just want bums on seats.
      + verb (-mm-) [VN]
      1 ~ sth (off sb) (informal) to get sth from sb by asking: Can I bum a cigarette off you?
      2 ~ sb (out) (AmE, informal) to make sb feel upset or disappointed
      Phrasal Verbs: bum around / about (informal) to travel around or spend your time with no particular plans: He bummed around the world for a year.
      + adjective [only before noun] (informal) of bad quality; wrong or useless: He didn't play one bum note. + a bum deal (= a situation where you do not get what you deserve or have paid for)

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 buttocks, posterior, hindquarters, fundament, behind, rump, bottom, behind, derrière, rear end, backside, seat, rear, Colloq Brit arse, US fanny, can, hinie, tush, tushy or tushie, tokus or tochis or tuchis, keister or keester, ass:
      Why don't you get off your fat bum and go out and get a job?!
      2 tramp, panhandler, beggar, vagrant, loafer, drifter, vagabond, hobo, derelict, gypsy; Brit caird, tinker, traveller; US (shopping-)bag lady:
      Along the Bowery the doorways and pavements are strewn with bums.
      3 improper, unjustified, false, trumped up, untrue, fabricated, made-up, bogus:
      That auto theft charge was a bum rap, but he still served 18 months.
      4 bad, awful, unfair, dishonest, poor, rotten, Slang lousy, crummy:
      I still think you got a bum deal on that toaster.
      5 borrow, beg, sponge, Colloq scrounge, cadge, touch, put the touch on, US mooch, hit, hit up:
      Can I bum a cigarette from you?

      Collocation dictionary

      1 person's bottom

      VERB + BUM

      feel, pinch
      A man pinched her bum on the train so she hit him.
      | sit on
      They've been sitting on their bums all day, doing nothing.

      2 lazy/useless person


      low-down, no-good | lazy | beach
      He dropped out of college and became a beach bum.

      Concise English dictionary

      +a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
      +a disreputable vagrant
      +person who does no work
      +the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
      +ask for and get free; be a parasite
      +be lazy or idle
      +of very poor quality; flimsy