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cum

1
[ koom, kuhm ]
/ kʊm, kʌm /
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preposition
with; combined with; along with (usually used in combination): My garage-cum-workshop is well equipped.
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Origin of cum

1
1580–90; <Latin: with, together with (preposition)

Other definitions for cum (2 of 3)

cum2
[ kuhm ]
/ kʌm /

noun Slang: Vulgar.

Other definitions for cum (3 of 3)

cum.

abbreviation
cumulative.
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British Dictionary definitions for cum (1 of 2)

cum2
/ (kʌm) /

preposition
used between two nouns to designate an object of a combined naturea kitchen-cum-dining room

Word Origin for cum

Latin: with, together with, along with

British Dictionary definitions for cum (2 of 2)

cum2
/ (kʌm) taboo, slang /

noun
a variant spelling of come (noun) taboo
verb
a variant spelling of come (def. 16)
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