- with; combined with; along with (usually used in combination): My garage-cum-workshop is well equipped.
Origin of cum1
Examples from the Web for cum
Contemporary Examples of cum
So she kept churning out Sasquatch stories, publishing a total of 16 books in the Cum for Bigfoot series.Monster Porn Is the Latest Wrinkle in Self-Published Smut
January 14, 2014
Historical Examples of cum
Most on us cum to the conclusion he wuz ridin' on a free pass.
I sed, "Cum along you silly fool, that ain't Steve Jenkins."
I did tell Hannah to let you know the minute I cum in, miss.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
Ses she, "Peter, cum in and see what purty chillun you've got."
He cum to de boathouse, and got me to row him ober to de wrack.Young Captain Jack
Horatio Alger and Arthur M. Winfield
- used between two nouns to designate an object of a combined naturea kitchen-cum-dining room
Word Origin for cum
- a variant spelling of come (noun) taboo
- a variant spelling of come (def. 16)
verb and noun, by 1973, apparently a variant of the sexual sense of come that originated in pornographic writing, perhaps first in the noun sense. This "experience sexual orgasm" slang meaning of come (perhaps originally come off) is attested from 1650, in "Walking In A Meadowe Greene," in a folio of "loose songs" collected by Bishop Percy.
They lay soe close together, they made me much to wonder;
I knew not which was wether, until I saw her under.
Then off he came, and blusht for shame soe soon that he had endit;
Yet still she lies, and to him cryes, "one more and none can mend it."
As a noun meaning "semen or other product of orgasm" it is on record from the 1920s. The sexual cum seems to have no connection with Latin cum, the preposition meaning "with, together with," which is occasionally used in English in local names of combined parishes or benifices (e.g. Chorlton-cum-Hardy), in popular Latin phrases (e.g. cum laude), or as a combining word to indicate a dual nature or function (e.g. slumber party-cum-bloodbath).