Try Our Apps


Words You've Been Using Wrong


[buhm-ruhsh] /ˈbʌmˈrʌʃ/
verb (used with object), Slang.
to force one's way into; crash:
to bum-rush a rap concert.
Origin of bum-rush
First recorded in 1985-90

bum's rush

noun, Slang.
forcible and swift ejection from a place:
When they began to cause a disturbance, they were given the bum's rush.
any rude or abrupt dismissal:
He gave the pesky salesman the bum's rush.
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for bum-rush

bum's rush

noun (slang)
forcible ejection, as from a gathering
rapid dismissal, as of an idea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for bum-rush



To eject someone, esp from a restaurant or other public place: Your posse bumrushed Tatum

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with bum-rush

bum's rush

Forcible ejection, abrupt dismissal. For example, When Henry started shouting, the bouncer gave him the bum's rush, or Within hours of being fired, Alice was given the bum's rush. This idiom uses bum in the sense of “a vagrant or tramp.” [ ; early 1900s ]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for bum-rush

Word Value for bum

Scrabble Words With Friends