Synonyms for bummer
Antonyms for bummer
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUMMER
That locality was then a mere receptacle for trash, and the Bummer was at home there.
Bummer, literally one who sits or idles about; a loafer; one who sponges upon his acquaintances.
One hates to refuse food to any human being who claims to have need of it, and the Bummer knows this.
"loafer, idle person," 1855, possibly an extension of the British word for "backside" (similar development took place in Scotland by 1540), but more probably from German slang bummler "loafer," agent noun from bummeln "go slowly, waste time."
According to Kluge, the German word is from 17c., and the earliest sense of it is "oscillate back and forth;" possibly connected to words in German for "dangle" (baumeln), via "back-and-forth motion" of a bell clapper, transferred to "going back and forth," hence "doing nothing." Meaning "bad experience" is 1968 slang.
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