verb (used with object), scummed, scum·ming.
verb (used without object), scummed, scum·ming.
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Origin of scum
OTHER WORDS FROM scumscumless, adjectivescumlike, adjectiveun·scummed, adjective
Words nearby scum
Example sentences from the Web for scum
On Earth, such sediments have preserved evidence of ancient life in the form of fossilized mats of microscopic pond scum called stromatolites.NASA rover Perseverance lands on Mars in mission to search for past life|Joel Achenbach, Sarah Kaplan, Ben Guarino|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
Intensely satisfying to use, these bad boys easily bust through even the grimiest, most built-up of messes—the soap scum on tubs, fat caked grill tops, and, of course, the toughest grout stains.Grout scrub brushes that tackle even the toughest stains|PopSci Commerce Team|January 19, 2021|Popular Science
Scum it off with your spoon, and lay it in anotherPage 117 dish.
The home missions class furnished the inspiration for it, and called it "Scum o' the Earth," an impromptu immigration pageant.John Wesley, Jr.|Dan B. Brummitt
Let all this boil together a full hour, and keep it constantly skimmed, as long as any Scum will rise upon it.
Scum like you has ter come ter the mark sooner or later, and come yer have.Indian and Scout|F. S. Brereton
On Scum exist the lowest conditions of life found in any stellar world.Life in a Thousand Worlds|William Shuler Harris