Definition of Bummer

1. Noun. An experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing. "Having to stand in line so long was a real bummer"


2. Noun. A bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug.
Generic synonyms: Effect

Definition of Bummer

1. n. An idle, worthless fellow, who is without any visible means of support; a dissipated sponger.

Definition of Bummer

1. Noun. (obsolete) A forager. ¹

2. Noun. (US slang dated) An idle, worthless fellow, without any visible means of support; a dissipated sponger. ¹

3. Adjective. (comparative of bum#Adjective bum) ¹

4. Noun. (chiefly slang) A disappointment, a pity, a shame. ¹

5. Interjection. Exclamation of annoyance or frustration at a bummer (disappointment). ¹

6. Noun. (British slang uncommon) homosexual male ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bummer

1. one that bums [n -S] - See also: bums

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bummer

bumfuzzling
bumhole
bumholes
bumiputra
bumiputras
bumkin
bumkins
bummalo
bummalos
bummaree
bummarees
bummed
bummed out
bummel
bummels
bummers
bummery
bummest
bummies
bumming
bummle
bummled
bummles
bummling
bummock
bummocks
bummy
bump
bump-and-grind

Literary usage of Bummer

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1. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... so that altogether there wero two hundred and fifty [ in service] in the course of that ono bummer. And it was this, in conjunction with ..."

2. War Talks in Kansas by Commandery of the State of Kansas (1906)
"THE ARMY bummer. The bummer bore upon his person the proprietary trade-mark o£ the great United States. He was a creation of the American eagle, ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"bummer. A worthless, lazy fellow. The word acquired a special meaning in the Civil ... 1856 'Pon my word I'm no bummer. I never ate a lunch in all my life ..."

4. Three Years Among the Working-classes in the United States During the War by James Dawson Burn (1865)
"... American Army Correspondent—The Prettiest Village in Georgia —Blotting-out a City—Functions of the " bummer " iu the Northern Army —Wildness of American ..."

5. Sketches of Frontier and Indian Life on the Upper Missouri & Great Plains by Joseph Henry Taylor (1897)
"... bummer DAK. A FEW miles north of Omaha, Nebraska, on the river road, there nestles on a plain near a low sloping bluff; the pretty little hamlet of ..."

6. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1881)
"bummer did not stir; he merely said in a husky whisper, without taking hia ... That's how it is bummer never says anything.' There was a fre.sh burst of ..."

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