bum:1. The buttocks , the ass . See ass for synonyms.
Etymology: Usage dates back to the late 17 th century; in England it fell into disrespect around 1790.
Quotes: William Shakespeare:
-- In A Midsummer Night's Dream (1590) Puck: ' The wisest aunt , telling the saddest tale / Sometimes for three-foot stool mistaketh me / Then slip I from her bum, down topples she .'
-- In Measure for Measure : ' Your bum is the greatest thing about you .'
2. A hobo, a tramp .
3. An adjective synonymous with unjust, unfair.
See Also: ass crack, B & T, backeye slice, backeye slit, BIF, bim, bone in the bum, bone the bum, brandy, breakfast of champion, broad smile, brownsward, bum, bum bags, bum bandit, bum basher, bum fiddle, bum-fuck, bum-fucking, bumbo, bumf, bumkin, bumph, bumpkin, bumtags, butt tape, butt-crack, buttocks cleavage, chain gang, chug nuts, clagnuts, cleft, clinkers, coco-pops, cranberries, crease, crevice, dags, daisy chain, dangleberries, dilberries, dillberries, dingleberries, fartleberries, fife and drum, foul line, frottering bastard, kingdom come, kling-ons, link-sausage, reverse cleavage, sodomist, T & A, tagnuts, tits and ass, toffee strings, Tom Thumb, unmentionables, uns, vertical grin, wilnots, wilnuts, winnets, winnits, wuffle nuts
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