I. noun Etymology: probably modification of German Bummler loafer, from bummeln to dangle, loaf Date: 1855 one that bums II. noun Etymology: 2bum + 2-er Date: 1966 1. an unpleasant experience (as a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug) 2. failure, flop

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