bummer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bummer a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug
    • n bummer an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing "having to stand in line so long was a real bummer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • bummer An idle, worthless fellow, who is without any visible means of support; a loafer; a dissipated sponger; one who bums.
    • bummer an unpleasant event, experience, or situation; as, getting caught in a cloudburst while wearing my best suit was a bummer .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bummer 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 bummer During the civil war in the United States, a camp-follower or a plundering straggler.
    • n bummer A small truck with two low wheels and a long pole, used in skidding logs. Also called a drag-cart.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bummer bum′ėr a plundering straggler or camp-follower during the American Civil War: a dissolute fellow, a loafer, a sponge.
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Usage

In literature:

Are you the old bummer they call 'Espiritu Santo'?
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
Define "tramp," "bummer," "heeler," "hoodlum," and "politician.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
The loudest bummer's no the best bee.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
A typical army bummer had been eying the scene with contemptuous silence.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
I didn't want to speak before that bummer there; you'll see why.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
We'd better have 'em than the bummers around the rear.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
And others, he reflected cynically, had come down in the world to be weak-kneed bummers and drink-cadgers.
"Command" by William McFee
I could swear they was beats and bummers, that's all, though that's worth something.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
Bummers, land-sharks, skirmishers for their bread.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
It was not long afterward until Sherman's "bummers" captured the city.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Home of brokers, bummers, clerks,
Nest of sharpers, mining sharks,
Dried up lakes and desert parks,
Westralia!
"Ode to West Australia" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

In the second installment of Van's Bummer It's Summer, Darrell Mathes makes it up to Mt Hood, OR to get some summer laps with friend and teammate Zac Marben.
Baldacci's 'Summer' mostly a bummer .
Summer's not a bummer for mom, tot.
Bummer of a Recovery.
'Judy Moody and the NOT Summer Bummer ' Debuts at No.
Judy Moody and the NOT Summer Bummer arrived in theaters Friday, grossing $2.2 million to secure the No.
Super 8, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Bride Flight, The Trip, Viva Riva, Just Like Us and more.
'Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer' review: Adults, beware: 'Moody' is sure to annoy you.
Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer.
JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER - 02:28.
JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER (UK) - 01:00.
Inspired by the books of Megan McDonald, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer tells the story of Judy, a spirited.
'03 is B-blanket bummer .
Summer is never a bummer in Jackson.
That was kind of a bummer that this one's not a week.
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