a person who bums off others.
Other definitions for bummer (2 of 2)
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.
(used to express disappointment, frustration, or the like): Looks like we're having a test tomorrow—bummer!
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How to use bummer in a sentence
“It’s a bummer because I’m missing out on Rihanna’s makeup that she sells exclusively to Sephora, but I refuse.”
Yet if a band on a board is a bummer, a Tide on offense is a thriller, more than capable of rocketing 79 yards in seven plays with a first possession, 97 yards in five watery plays with a second and 84 yards in six plays with a third.Alabama advances to the national title game with an artful offensive performance | Chuck Culpepper, Des Bieler | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Rey Mashayekhi, reporterSure, not being able to safely go to the gym is a bummer, but group yoga—particularly the hot, indoor kind—has been for some of us an even more profound loss.
The sudden stoppage of hardware sales was a real bummer for anyone who was already invested in the system and maybe wanted to monitor one more door or window in the future, or someone who was worried about a sensor breaking.Google says it’s “committed” to Nest Secure but won’t ship any new features | Ron Amadeo | October 29, 2020 | Ars Technica
Keeping things like phones and iPads charged when camping is a hassle—and can be a bummer to police.
bummer, man: after seven “joint-years,” the airflow increase goes into reverse.Is Pot Good for Lungs? New Marijuana Study Adds to Health-Effects Debate | Anneli Rufus | January 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The genuine bummer is more of a beggar than a thief, though he will steal if he has an opportunity.Lights and Shadows of New York Life | James D. McCabe
One hates to refuse food to any human being who claims to have need of it, and the bummer knows this.Lights and Shadows of New York Life | James D. McCabe
Her stock joke of self-pity was the fact that she had married a Sherman bummer who had helped to burn her native city.The Fall of a Nation | Thomas Dixon
From the two words we get the full meaning of the term bummer.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
bummer, literally one who sits or idles about; a loafer; one who sponges upon his acquaintances.The Slang Dictionary | John Camden Hotten
British Dictionary definitions for bummer
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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