This is a bummer.
- Getting detention and having to stay after school is an example of a bummer.
- When you take LSD and have a bad trip, experiencing unpleasant visions, this is an example of a bummer.
- When you hang around all day, have no job and live in your parent's basement, this is an example of a time when you are a bummer.
- Slang one who lives by bumming
- Slang any unpleasant or unsatisfactory thing or experience: orig., an unpleasant drug experience
Origin of bummer; from bum + -er
- Slang One that depresses, frustrates, or disappoints: Getting stranded at the airport was a real bummer.
- Slang An adverse reaction to a hallucinogenic drug.
- a. A loafer or idler.b. A beggar.
Origin of bummerFrom bum1, adj.. Sense 3, probably from German Bummler, loafer, from bummeln, to loaf.
- (US, slang, dated) An idle, worthless fellow, without any visible means of support; a dissipated sponger.
From German Bummler (“loafer”), from bummeln (“loaf”).
From bum + -er (“comparative forming”).
From bum + -er (“agency forming”).
From bum (“buttocks”) + -er (“agency forming”).
Variant of bum
- a vagrant, hobo, tramp, or beggar; specif., a shabby, often drunken derelict
- any shiftless or irresponsible person, loafer, idler, etc.
- a devotee, as of golf or skiing, who devotes so much time to the sport as to disrupt family life, career, etc.
- an incompetent person, esp. an athlete
Origin of bum; from bummer, probably ; from German bummler, loafer, habitually tardy person ; from bummeln, to go slowly, waste time
intransitive verbbummed, bumming
- to live as a bum or vagrant
- to live by begging or sponging on people
bum someone out☆
give (or get) the bum's rush
on the bumInformal
- living as a vagrant
- out of repair; broken