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pond scum

any free-floating freshwater alga that forms a green scum on water.
Origin of pond scum
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for pond scum

pond scum

a greenish layer floating on the surface of stagnant waters, consisting of various freshwater algae
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pond scum

noun phrase

A worthless person, often mean-spirited (College students)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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