scum/scumbag

scum/scumbag
unpleasant person, dirty rat, slimebucket
  

"Scum!" he shouted at the man who had attacked his daughter.


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  • Scum — is: * A layer of impurities that accumulates at the surface of a liquid (especially water or molten metal) * A greenish water vegetation (such as algae), usually found floating on the surface of ponds * The topmost liquid layer of a cesspool or… …   Wikipedia

  • scumbag — condom, by 1939, slang, from SCUM (Cf. scum) + BAG (Cf. bag). Earlier (by 1817) it was used in sugar refining as the name of a frame covered in coarse cloth used in straining. Meaning despicable person is attested by 1971 …   Etymology dictionary

  • scumbag — scum•bag [[t]ˈskʌmˌbæg[/t]] n. Slang. sts scum 3) • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • scumbag — scum|bag [ˈskʌmbæg] n spoken informal not polite a nasty, unpleasant person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scumbag — scum|bag [ skʌm,bæg ] noun count OFFENSIVE an insulting word for someone you think is very unpleasant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scum — 1. noun /skʌm/ a) A layer of impurities that accumulates at the surface of a liquid (especially molten metal or water). b) A greenish water vegetation (such as algae), usually found floating on the surface of ponds Syn: dross, impurities, cinder …   Wiktionary

  • scumbag — /skum bag /, n. Slang (vulgar). 1. a condom. 2. a mean, despicable person. [1965 70; SCUM + BAG] * * * …   Universalium

  • scumbag — n American a despicable person. This term of abuse is now widespread and is permitted in the broadcast media, in spite of the fact that its origin, unknown to many of its users, is as an obscene euphemism for condom; scum being an obsolescent… …   Contemporary slang

  • scum ball — (Slang) immoral person, scumbag …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scumbag — /ˈskʌmbæg / (say skumbag) Colloquial –noun 1. a contemptible or despicable person. –adjective 2. despicable. {scum (def. 2) + bag} …  

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