bum(
buhm
)
noun
1. (vagrant) (United States) 
He's not a bum. He just doesn't think that he needs to spend a lot of money on clothes.No es un vagabundo. Es solo que no le parece necesario gastar plata en ropa.
2. (colloquial) (anatomy) (United Kingdom) 
a. la cola (F) (colloquial) (Latin America) 
Tie your shoelaces before you trip and fall flat on your bum.Ata tus cordones antes de que te tropieces y te caigas de cola.
b. las nalgas (F) (colloquial) (Mexico) 
I had a tattoo on my bum 13 years ago, and I've regretted it ever since.Me hice un tatuaje en las nalgas hace 13 años y lo lamento desde entonces.
c. el trasero (M) (colloquial) 
I fell on my bum on the night of the concert, and I haven't been able to sit for weeks!¡Me caí de trasero la noche del concierto y no me pude sentar por semanas!
d. el culo (M) (colloquial) 
May I suggest that you wear a longer pair of shorts? Everyone can see your bum!¿Puedo sugerir que lleves un par de pantalones cortos más largos? ¡Todos te ven el culo!
3. (lazy person) 
Can you believe that bum is still living with his mother at his age?¿Puedes creer que ese vago todavía vive en casa de su madre a su edad?
You have to get a job. I won't allow any bums to live in my house.Tienes que conseguir trabajo. No voy a permitirle a ningún holgazán que viva en mi casa.
4. (enthusiast) (United States) 
Her boyfriend is a ski bum, so they are moving to the mountains.Su novio es fanático del esquí así que se van a mudar a la montaña.
adjective
5. (slang) (of bad quality) 
a. de mierda (vulgar) 
There's no way that I would pay you that much money for a bum computer!¡De ningún modo te pagaría tanto dinero por una computadora de mierda!
b. berreta (colloquial) (River Plate) 
There is nothing so frustrating as trying to hike with a bum pair of shoes.No hay nada tan frustrante como tratar de ir de caminata con zapatos berreta.
transitive verb
6. (colloquial) (to receive without paying) 
a. gorrear 
I forgot my cigarettes at home. Can I bum one from you?Dejé mis cigarillos en casa. ¿Puedo gorrearte uno?
b. gorronear 
I'm sorry, but I don't have any money. Is there someone in your family you can bum from?Lo siento, pero no tengo dinero. ¿Hay alguien en tu familia a quien puedas gorronear?
c. manguear (colloquial) (River Plate) 
Stop bumming cigarettes and buy a pack!¡Déjate de manguear cigarrillos y cómprate un atado!
bum
Noun
1. (buttocks) (United Kingdom) 
a. el trasero m, culo (M) 
b. la cola (F) (Latin America) 
2. (tramp) (United States) 
a. el vagabundo(a) (M)la vagabundo(a) (F) 
adjective
3. (of poor quality) 
a. malo(a) 
b. cutre (Spain) 
c. berreta (River Plate) 
she got a bum dealla trataron a patadas
transitive verb
4. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
bum [bʌm]
noun
(Britain) (Anat) culo (informal) (m)
to put bums on seats (Teat) etc llenar el teatro or cine etc
I know bums on seats are important, but what about the music?
modifier
bum bag (n) riñonera (f)
bum boy (n) (Britain) maricón (very_informal) (m)
bum [bʌm]
noun
especially (US) (idler) holgazánanaholgazana (m) (f);ana holgazana vagoavaga (m) (f);a vaga (tramp) vagabundoavagabunda (m) (f);a vagabunda (scrounger) gorrónonagorrona (informal) (m) (f);ona gorrona (as term of general disapproval) vagoavaga (m) (f);a vaga
to go or live on the bum [+scrounger] vivir de gorra; [+tramp] vagabundear
to give sb the bum's rush echar a algn a patadas (informal)
adjective
1 (worthless) sin ningún valor
2 especially (US) (false) falso
transitive verb
[+money, food] gorrear (informal)
he bummed a cigarette off me me gorreó un pitillo (informal)
modifier
bum deal (n)
I knew I was getting a bum deal sabía que se estaban aprovechando de mí
bum rap (n) acusación (f) falsa
bum steer (n) bulo (m)
bum around
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
holgazanear
Phrases with "bum"
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lazy bum
el vago
bum bum
el gordito
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