bum
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bum(
buhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vagrant)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el vagabundo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la vagabunda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy) (United Kingdom)
a. la cola
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(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) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(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) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(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) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(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)
a. el vago
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la vaga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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?
b. el holgazán
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la holgazana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el fanático
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la fanática
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(of bad quality)
a. de mierda
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(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
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(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.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(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
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
Stop bumming cigarettes and buy a pack!¡Déjate de manguear cigarrillos y cómprate un atado!
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bum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (buttocks) (United Kingdom)
a. el trasero m, culo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la cola
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
2. (tramp)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el vagabundo(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la vagabundo(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of poor quality)
a. malo(a)
b. cutre
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. berreta (River Plate)
she got a bum dealla trataron a patadas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
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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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "bum"
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lazy bum
el vago
bum bum
el gordito
beach bum
el fanático de la playa
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