Key Root for this column
German: bommeln, "to loiter," bummler, "an idler or loafer."
Words and Phrases List
bum, bummer, bum's rush, on the bum, bummed out, trucking
Thoughts for Today
- How do you define a "bum?"
- What bums you out?
- Do you ever give others the bum's rush?
- What phrase or expression do you use to describe a "bummer?"
- What is the opposite of a bum? Does the bum have any virtues?