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noun [countable] informal     bum pronunciation in American English
/bʌm/
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  1. 1
    someone without a job or place to live who asks people for money in the street
  2. 3
    someone who spends all their time doing an activity or being in a place they enjoy

    a beach/surf bum

  3. 4
    British the part of your body that you sit on
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