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  • IPA(key): /ˈbʌmi/
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Etymology 1[edit]

bum +‎ -y


bummy (comparative bummier, superlative bummiest)

  1. (US, informal) Like a bum (homeless person or hobo)
    • 2005, Boye Lafayette De Mente, Romantic Hawaii: Sun, Sand, Surf and Sex, page 46:
      The fact is, they are not nearly as bummy as a lot of the characters we have back home.
    • 2010, David J. Harding, Living the Drama, page 57:
      An unsuccessful dude would dress all bummy and stuff. A successful person would dress like perfect; they'd not dress bummy at all...


bummy (plural bummies)

  1. (childish, slang) bottom; buttocks
    • 2009, Arlene Gorey, My Spanking Diary, page 28:
      “Feel me up and rub your pussy against mine, that'll make the pain in my bummy go away, it will,” she told me. I felt sorry for her. And I guess that's why I let her show me how girls made out without boys.
    • 2001, Lawrence A. Wenzel, The Sandcastle at High Tide, page 174:
      "...Do you mean to tell me they have every man strip and bend over to show his bummy?" "Actually, Malcolm, they do. Physicals, very complete physicals I should add, are required."

Etymology 2[edit]

From bummer (a disappointment, a pity, a shame) or bummed out, +‎ -y.


bummy (comparative bummier, superlative bummiest)

  1. (slang) Lousy; depressed or disappointed.
    • 1999 December 20, john lowe, “i feel bummy”, in alt.fan.hello-kitty, Usenet:
      (see title)
    • 2000 December 10, Megan, “Bum bummy bummers!”, in uk.people.support.depression, Usenet:
      (see title)
    • 2009 February 14, msmomo2u, “ott; A New Word is Born”, in alt.support.stop-smoking, Usenet:
      Mike is bummy that Ian's news is so Grummy. I say heck with it all and I'm getty Rummy.