bummer

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[ buhm-er ]
/ ˈbʌm ər /

noun Slang.

a person who bums off others.

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Origin of bummer

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1850–55, Americanism; probably <German Bummler, derivative with -er-er1 of bummeln ‘to take a stroll, dawdle, loiter’ (expressive v. of uncertain origin)

Definition for bummer (2 of 2)

bummer2
[ buhm-er ]
/ ˈbʌm ər /
Slang.

noun

the unpleasant aftermath of taking narcotic drugs, especially frightening hallucinations or unpleasant physical sensations.
any unpleasant or disappointing experience: That concert was a real bummer.

interjection

(used to express disappointment, frustration, or the like): Looks like we're having a test tomorrow—bummer!

Origin of bummer

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1965–70; apparently bum1 (adj. sense) + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for bummer

bummer
/ (ˈbʌmə) /

noun slang

an unpleasant or disappointing experience
mainly US a vagrant or idler
an adverse reaction to a drug, characterized by panic or fear
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