Word:

Bum

Pronunciation: bŭm
n.1.The buttock.
v. i.1.To make murmuring or humming sound.
[imp. & p. p. bummed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. bumming ( ).]
to bum around
to wander about idly or aimlessly.
v. t.1.To borrow without intention of returning; to cadge; as, to bum a cigarette; to bum a cup of coffee; - usually with inexpensive items as the object.
n.1.A humming noise.
Noun1.Bumbum - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
2.bum - a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
Synonyms: hobo, tramp
3.Bumbum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
4.Bumbum - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
Verb1.bum - ask for and get free; be a parasite
Synonyms: cadge, grub, mooch, sponge
2.bum - be lazy or idle; "Her son is just bumming around all day"
Adj.1.bum - of very poor quality
1.bum - To make highly efficient, either in time or space, often at the expense of clarity. "I managed to bum three more instructions out of that code." "I spent half the night bumming the interrupt code." In elder days, John McCarthy (inventor of Lisp) used to compare some efficiency-obsessed hackers among his students to "ski bums"; thus, optimisation became "program bumming", and eventually just "bumming".
2.bum - To squeeze out excess; to remove something in order to improve whatever it was removed from (without changing function; this distinguishes the process from a featurectomy).
3.bum - A small change to an algorithm, program, or hardware device to make it more efficient. "This hardware bum makes the jump instruction faster."

Usage: now uncommon, largely superseded by v. tune (and tweak, hack), though none of these exactly capture sense
4.bum - All these uses are rare in Commonwealth hackish, because in the parent dialects of English "bum" is a rude synonym for "buttocks".
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Translate Bum to Spanish, Translate Bum to German, Translate Bum to French
Browse
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Bullyrook
Bulnesia
Bulnesia sarmienti
Bulrush
bulrush millet
Bulse
Bultel
Bulti
Bultmann
Bultong
Bultow
Bulwark
bulwarks
Bulwer-Lytton
-- Bum --
bum about
bum around
Bumbailiff
Bumbard
Bumbarge
Bumbast
Bumbelo
Bumble
Bumblebee
Bumblebees
Bumblepuppy
bumbler
bumbling
Bumboat
Bumelia
Bumelia lanuginosa
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