follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

bumboat

[buhm-boht] /ˈbʌmˌboʊt/
noun, Nautical
1.
a boat used in peddling provisions and small wares among vessels lying in port or offshore.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; probably partial translation of Dutch bomschuit a small fishing boat, perhaps contraction of bodemschuit(je) literally, bottom-boat
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for bum-boat

bumboat

/ˈbʌmˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
any small boat used for ferrying supplies or goods for sale to a ship at anchor or at a mooring
Word Origin
C17 (in the sense: scavenger's boat) bum, from Dutch boomschip canoe (from bom tree) + boat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for bumboat

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for bum

7
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with bum-boat

Nearby words for bum-boat