BM

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See also: bm, .bm, and bm.

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BM

  1. (international standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Bermuda.
    Synonym: BMU (alpha-3)

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

BM (countable and uncountable, plural BMs)

  1. (euphemistic, chiefly Canada, US) Initialism of bowel movement.
    • 1911, Journal of the National Medical Association:
      Frequent involuntary urination. Frequent desire for B.M. but no result.
    • 2017, Sheila A. Sorrentino and Leighann N. Remmert, Mosby’s Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 9th edition, St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, →ISBN, page 424:
      Mr. Jansen stated that he had a medium-sized, soft, formed, brown BM after breakfast today.
  2. Initialism of black metal.
    • 2000, "NivendE", black doom hybrids (on newsgroup alt.music.black-metal)
      They used to play Burzumesque BM, but moved on to a Doomy sound.
  3. (video games) Initialism of bad manners. Behaviour which shows disrespect to an opponent.
    • 2014, Doug Hendrie, AmalgaNations: How Globalisation Is Good:
      Fans know IdrA for his BM — Bad Manners.
  4. (military, astronautics) Initialism of ballistic missile.
  5. (uncountable, Malaysia) Initialism of Bahasa Melayu or initialism of Bahasa Malaysia.
    • 2017 July 3, “‘Medical grads with O Level need only take SPM BM’”, in The Star[1], OCLC 456245673, archived from the original on 5 July 2017:
      Bahasa Melayu is the national language and the official language of the Federation, said Dr Noor Hisham. Therefore, one of the entry requirements  [] is a pass in BM subject at SPM level or equivalent.
    • 2018 July 14, Ibrahim Isa, quoting Maszlee Malik, “Education Ministry proposes weekly BM and English days”, in The New Straits Times[2], OCLC 848189849, archived from the original on 3 January 2019:
       [] on “National Language Day”, Bahasa Malaysia will be used  [] Thursday will be made the day to use BM while Monday or Tuesday for English.
    • 2018 December 3, Natasha Joibi, quoting Kadir Jasin, “Kadir Jasin: Language proficiency important, Malay children's command of BM weak”, in The Star[3], OCLC 456245673, archived from the original on 6 December 2018:
      The assumption that Malay children are already proficient in Bahasa Melayu (BM) upon entering Year One is incorrect  [] But while their command of English is strong, their BM is weak.
  6. (broadcasting, uncountable) Initialism of beautiful music.
    • 1983, Television/Radio Age (volume 30, page 72)
      Life support for BM formats
      Robert M. Lowery acknowledges that beautiful music formats are in the decline []
    • 1988, Donald F. Harvey, Strategic management and business policy (page 300)
      Practically every dentist or doctor's office carries a BM station.
  7. Abbreviation of British Museum.
  8. Abbreviation of Bachelor of Medicine.
  9. (chiefly US) Abbreviation of Bachelor of Music.

Verb[edit]

BM (third-person singular simple present BMs, present participle BMing, simple past and past participle BMed)

  1. (euphemistic) To have a bowel movement.
  2. (video games) To use bad manners.

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Etymology[edit]

Clipping of BMW.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /be.ɛm/
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Noun[edit]

BM f (plural BM)

  1. Short for BMW (automobile)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

BM ?

  1. Initialism of Banco Mundial (World Bank).

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BM

  1. Initialism of Birleşmiş Milletler. UN (United Nations)