AskDefine | Define bummer

Dictionary Definition



1 an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing; "having to stand in line so long was a real bummer"
2 a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. In the context of "chiefly|_|slang": A disappointment, a pity, a shame.
    That's a total bummer.
  2. In the context of "UK|slang|uncommon": homosexual male


a disappointment, a pity, a shame
  • Finnish: pettymys, harmi, kurja juttu
homosexual male
  • Hindi: गाँडू
  • Urdu: گانڈو

Related terms


  1. comparative of bum

Extensive Definition

Bummer may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Arab, Bowery bum, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, annoyance, bandit, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar, beggarly fellow, blight, blighter, bo, brigand, budmash, bum, cadger, caitiff, care, coupon clippers, cross, curse, depredator, derelict, devil, difficulties, difficulty, dogie, downer, drifter, drone, drunkard, forager, freebooter, freeloader, gamin, gamine, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, guttersnipe, hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hardcase, hardship, hobo, homeless waif, human wreck, idle rich, idler, irritation, landloper, lazzarone, leisure class, loafer, looter, losel, lounge lizard, lowlife, lumpen proletariat, mauvais sujet, mean wretch, mendicant, mendicant friar, mendicant order, moocher, mucker, mudlark, no-good, nonworker, panhandler, parasite, pauvre diable, piker, pilgarlic, pillager, plight, plunderer, poor creature, poor devil, predicament, pressure, ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, rentiers, rigor, rounder, sad case, sad sack, schnorrer, scrounger, sea of troubles, ski bum, skid-row bum, spiv, sponger, stiff, stray, street Arab, street urchin, stress, stress of life, sundowner, surf bum, swagman, swagsman, tatterdemalion, tennis bum, the unemployable, the unemployed, tramp, trial, tribulation, trouble, troubles, truant, turnpiker, urchin, vag, vagabond, vagrant, vale of tears, vaurien, vicissitude, waif, waifs and strays, wastrel, worthless fellow, wretch
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