There are 2 main translations of bum in Spanish

: bum1bum2

bum1

vago, n.

Pronunciation /bəm//bʌm/

noun

  • 1

    (worthless person)
    vago masculine informal
    vaga feminine informal
    to give sb the bum's rush echar / sacar a algn a patadas informal
    • His family and friends disown him as a wastrel and a bum.
    • Im such a lazy bum and I don't spell check the chapters.
    • This multi-talented filmmaker makes jacks-of-all-trades like Robert Rodriguez and Steven Soderbergh seem like lazy bums.
    • I make no apologies for being a lazy, unfocused bum who fritters away opportunities.
    • Much to his surprise, dad is released early on Christmas Eve, but he's still a worthless bum.
    • Although she had her own money, she wasn't going to support a lazy bum that had no job or career.
    • I would really like to thank each and every one of you personally, but I'm a lazy bum.
    • Buck didn't reply right away, he had always been called a loser, a misfit, or a bum.
    • If you are such a lazy, dishonest bum as to disagree with that basic premise, then we are not having a conversation about political economy.
    • That I knew she wasn't the lazy bum she wanted everyone to think.
    • Because you are the laziest, most good-for-nothing bums, collection of bums, I've seen in a long time.
    • Do you think Santa flew all the way here and left these presents so you can sleep in like lazy bums?
    • So, if I had my way I'd dramatically alter the Labour Code, because the increased provision for annual leave is going to move us further along the road of breeding a lazy bunch of bums.
    • It's just the kind of inspired power-to-the-people sensibility that can rouse some good ol'-fashioned politicking - even after the fact, you lazy bums.
    • He opened his bedroom door and we all went in, then being the lazy bums we were, we slept half the day away.
    • It having been the winter and me having been the lazy bum that I am, it's been awhile since I shaved my legs.
    • He knew that when he came downstairs at one o'clock his parents would call him a lazy bum and ask him how he could sleep so late.
    • But he also has the whiners, loafers, jonesers, and all of the no-good lazy bums, male and female, without a work ethic opposing his every move.
    • Anzuko laughed, ‘And Kenji grew up to be a real lazy bum who couldn't even string a bow.’
  • 2US

    (vagrant)
    vagabundo masculine
    vagabunda feminine
    • Film makers Ray Laticia and Ty Beeson, both recent graduates of the California film schools, have marketed the video as a chance to see ‘drunk bums beating each other silly’.
    • After the great stock market crash, all the rich gentleman were reduced to bums and hobos.
    • Chuckling with maniacal glee the old bum loosened the rope that held up his voluminous, beggared trousers.
    • The amount of sinister looking bums and wandering pedestrians was in shorter stock here, the sidewalks mostly filled by a few meandering tourists who had gotten an early start on their shopping.
    • The streets of the planet were lightly populated by a few wanderers and bums, some of them looking like they had never bathed once in their life.
    • He seemed frustrated and said, ‘I know I'm supposed to walk on the curb side, but in San Francisco all the bums are on the inside.’
    • Even the gang members are perfect, sipping beers in their cheap, showy suits against a background teeming with transients and bums.
    • Often it seemed that little more than the kerchief I tied over my nose separated me from the alcohol-smelling bums with crumbs in their beards who bookended me, swooning to Albinoni.
    • Only haggards, bums, and barflies wandered the streets this late.
    • So we dressed up for Halloween as gypsies and bums and hobos (the latter two later known as The Homeless) and other stereotypical costumes.
    • For certified ski bums - or folks who want to look the part - we recommend the Primo Moc Gore-Tex by Merrell.
    • Not that I've never seen Asian bums and drunks and beggars sprawled out on the street.
    • What do a down-and-out bum and a publishing house employee have in common?
    • Abroad, the cultural influence has been vast, from The Beachcombers' Relic, to rappers, bums and crooks the world over.
    • Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Eleanor cared for a succession of hoboes, vagabonds, and bums who called at the back door of the large house the family owned on Hamond Street in Chicago.
    • Twice in the past week I've heard a commercial on the local ‘Urban’ station (don't ask) imploring people not to ignore bums and beggars on the street.
    • People called bums and derelicts in the 20s and 30s had some of the best-paying, most secure jobs in industrial America by the 50s and 60s.
    • If you think about it, living life as a bum, hobo, or a transient is pretty extreme.
    • Friday was spent weaving through filth encrusted bums passed-out in the gutter, as I took a therapeutic tour of some of the wicked (yet pretty pouncy) shops in the Valley.
    • You're not condemned to a life of rolling down the window and asking bums for directions.
    • In response, he created Bowery Derelicts - a group of drunken bums, inspired by people he saw every day across from his apartment.
  • 3US

    (enthusiast)
    ski/tennis bum loca del esquí/tenis feminine informal
    • he's/she's a beach bum se pasa la vida en la playa
    • Ski bums live in tents, car parks, bus stations, dog houses, whatever shelter than can find that can keep them skiing Fernie every day.
    • That, and the absence of crowds, has turned Monterosa into a cult destination for alpine ski bums.
    • All our group of climbing bums, world travelers, and NOLS instructors had in common was lack of experience - and keen interest in backcountry mountain skiing.
    • And now they're still ski bums, says somebody out there.
    • There's an awkward friction between Miller, rollicking ski bum of the people, and the exclusivity of a place like the Yellowstone Club.
    • Serious ski bums will do anything - washing pots, cleaning toilets - if there is the promise of a free lift pass for the season in return.
    • It's heavy and warm, with a waterproof exterior, so it might be useful for gadget-toting ski bums, bicyclists, and hikers.
    • Part of me wants to go back to Park City and be a ski bum.
    • I spent some time as an over educated ski bum and I traveled a lot before I settled down.
    • When he left school his mother bought him an old car and he took off to the Alps to become an international ski bum - a highly talented one.
    • A former ski bum, Balint, 64, has worked on Jackson Hole's legendary patrol for nearly a quarter century.
    • Growling in from left is Warren Miller, the puckish godfather of extreme-ski cinema and our nation's original ski bum.
    • Today, however, closer to sea level, Burt looks pretty much like every other dirtbag ski bum in the area.
    • So Laurie set out for Park City, UT, taught Spanish in an elementary school, and became a ski bum.
    • Photographs taken by the Pigs on the Hill, a dedicated group of ski bums, show off the region's extreme backcountry trails and ski touring terrain.
    • Telluride icon and professional ski bum Captain Jack Carey has long symbolized the quintessential adventurer in all of us.
    • Surfer was the comically subversive tale of a group of ski bums (the Slackers) visited by a mysterious stranger who skis magically and imparts mystical knowledge.
    • I mean, my dad is in his sixties, rides motorcycles and is still a ski bum.

transitive verb

slang

  • 1

    (money/cigarette)
    gorronearle / gorrearle algo a algn
    pecharle algo a algn Southern Cone informal
    to bum sth from / off sb
    • to bum one's way through life vivir de garrón / de arriba

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (drift)
    to bum around vagabundear
  • 2

    (cadge)
    garronearle a algn River Plate informal
    pecharle a algn Southern Cone informal
    to bum off sb gorronearle / gorrearle a algn informal

adjective

  • 1

    (job/place)
    de porquería informal
    de mierda vulgar slang
  • 2US

    a bum rap una acusación falsa
    • it turned out to be a bum deal resultó ser un chanchullo

There are 2 main translations of bum in Spanish

: bum1bum2

bum2

trasero, n.

Pronunciation /bəm//bʌm/

noun

British

  • 1

    (buttocks)
    trasero masculine informal
    culo masculine informal vulgar slang
    traste masculine Southern Cone informal
    poto masculine Peru Chile informal
    • Although many hands go up for committee service, often for self-promotion, there are unfortunately a big number who sit on bums doing sweet nothing to promote the committee or the organisation.
    • Audiences here are pretty unmotivated to get off their bums.
    • It's jazzed up with a French name and claims to restore your figure to the dimensions of a teenage gymnast, but basically, it's bum cream.
    • My head had been cold, my bum has been cold and my feet (you've guessed it) have been cold!
    • Why don't I get up off my lazy bum and be proactive, confess my undying love, or something!
    • I've seen a few of these series on videotape advertised on TV recently and if I weren't so lazy I'd probably get of my fat bum and buy some.
    • People ask how a guy like me, blessed with wispy hair that dances in the autumnal wind, three fine pairs of shoes and a wife with a pleasant round bum, can still be miserable and paranoid.
    • After a couple of hours of hard work we sat in the shelter of the storage box on a bundle of wooden stakes to keep our bums from the cold wet ground, drinking lemonade and sharing a muesli bar, surveying our small slice of land.
    • She'd hardly got her bum on the seat and she'd be away again.
    • Go figure, maybe it makes their bums look small.
    • I can see myself now, sitting in a comfy chair at the nursing home, smiling sweetly at the male attendants… pinching their bums, should they dare to turn their backs on me.
    • The class consists of a warm-up, 40 minutes of exercises for bums, tums and thighs, followed by a cool-down and stretching session.
    • Look for octopuses, barracuda, cuttlefish, and bare bums.
    • Somehow in the process of laying back James kneed Jen in the bum and sent her rolling off the blanket and over onto the cold damp grass.
    • The answer is that it is one thing to find bums for all those seats, quite another to sell the seats at profitable prices.
    • Now, moving on to this afternoon's topic - it'll be of particular interest to you ladies who always worry ‘does my bum look big in this?’
    • I tried to help out, trying to not seem all that selfish and let him do the work and all, but alas, he insisted on me just sitting on my lazy bum and watch him.
    • ‘I'm a bit lazy and need a kick up the bum sometimes,’ he says.
    • Two of the three theatres in the Kyogle Cinema show all the latest movies in comfort with thick seats (hate that sore bum thing) and cheap prices.
    • You wander up the corridor looking for a coffee machine and women turn round and stare, saying ‘Hmmmm nice bum!’