The English idiom to be bummed (out) means ❛to be sad, disappointed or depressed about something❜. For example:
The man in the comic above is bummed because he is no longer the most wanted criminal on the FBI’s list.
Basil is bummed out because he failed last week’s English grammar test. If only, he had studied harder!
Charlie is bummed because he lost his job at the chocolate factory.
The expression to be bummed (out) is an informal idiom that means the same thing as to be blue or to be downhearted as a result of something. Some recent headlines that contain the English idiom to be bummed (out) are:
CEOs, CFOs bummed about economy: Can IT spending hold up?
- zdnet.com, 26 September 2012, Larry Dignan
Wilson ❛bummed out❜ by Beach Boys Feud
- theaustralian.com.au, 10 October 2012, AP
If Small Businesses are Bummed, Why are They Hiring?
- businessweek.com, 3 October 2012, John Tozzi
Now that you know what to be bummed (out) means, what do you think a bummer is?
A bummer is...
a) something that is disappointing, frustrating or depressing
b) something that is surprising, shocking or disturbing
c) a person who is dissatisfied, unhappy or sad
d) a person who is satisfied, happy or joyful
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