Bummer meaning

bŭmər
(slang) Any unpleasant or unsatisfactory thing or experience.
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(slang) One that depresses, frustrates, or disappoints.

Getting stranded at the airport was a real bummer.

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(US, slang, dated) An idle, worthless fellow, without any visible means of support; a dissipated sponger.
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(UK, slang, uncommon) Homosexual male.
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The definition of a bummer is slang for something undesirable, unpleasant or annoying, or is slang for a bad reaction to a drug, or is a lazy person who hangs around all day without a job or purpose.

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.

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(slang) An adverse reaction to a hallucinogenic drug.
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(slang, former) One who lives by bumming.
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Comparative form of bum: more bum.
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(chiefly slang) A disappointment, a pity, a shame.

That's a total bummer.

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Exclamation of annoyance or frustration at a bummer (disappointment).
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Origin of bummer

  • From bum adj. Sense 3, probably from German Bummler loafer from bummeln to loaf

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Bummler (“loafer”), from bummeln (“loaf”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From bum (“buttocks”) + -er (“agency forming”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From bum + -er (“comparative forming”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From bum + -er (“agency forming”).

    From Wiktionary