from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang An adverse reaction to a hallucinogenic drug.
- n. Slang One that depresses, frustrates, or disappoints: Getting stranded at the airport was a real bummer.
- n. A loafer or idler.
- n. A beggar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A forager.
- n. An idle, worthless fellow, without any visible means of support; a dissipated sponger.
- adj. comparative form of bum: more bum
- n. A disappointment, a pity, a shame.
- interj. Exclamation of annoyance or frustration at a bummer (disappointment).
- n. homosexual male
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An idle, worthless fellow, who is without any visible means of support; a loafer; a dissipated sponger; one who bums.
- n. an unpleasant event, experience, or situation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An idle, worthless fellow, especially one who sponges on others for a living; a dissolute fellow; a loafer; a tramp; in United States political slang, a low politician; a heeler; a “boy.”
- n. During the civil war in the United States, a camp-follower or a plundering straggler.
- n. A small truck with two low wheels and a long pole, used in skidding logs. Also called a drag-cart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing
- n. a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug
From bum1, adj.. Sense 3, probably from German Bummler, loafer, from bummeln, to loaf.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Bummler ("loafer"), from bummeln ("loaf"). (Wiktionary)
From bum + -er ("comparative forming"). (Wiktionary)
From bum + -er ("agency forming"). (Wiktionary)
From bum ("buttocks") + -er ("agency forming"). (Wiktionary)