scumbag

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Etymology[edit]

scum +‎ bag

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  • (file)

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scumbag (plural scumbags)

  1. (vulgar, dated) condom
    • 1978, Sonia Pilcer, Teen Angel[1], →ISBN:
      “A scumbag,” Sonny repeated. “Rubber. A pro-phy-natic. You know what I mean, don't you?”
  2. (mildly vulgar) sleazy, disreputable or despicable person; lowlife
    • 1953 July 19, Allen Cromley, “Report from Washington”, in The Daily Oklahoman[2], Oklahoma City, OK, page 1:
      Monroney was variously described as a "scumbag," "SOB," "Snake," "dead sheep," ... and assorted unprintable adjectives.
    • Can you believe that scumbag Steve asked to sleep with her before even asking her name?

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