A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
"loafer, idle person," 1855, possibly an extension of the British word for "backside" (similar development took place in Scotland by 1540), but more probably from German slang bummler "loafer," agent noun from bummeln "go slowly, waste time."
According to Kluge, the German word is from 17c., and the earliest sense of it is "oscillate back and forth;" possibly connected to words in German for "dangle" (baumeln), via "back-and-forth motion" of a bell clapper, transferred to "going back and forth," hence "doing nothing." Meaning "bad experience" is 1968 slang.
An exclamation of dismay: Ms. Riner is too docile, too scared, too unsexy for the role, and— bummer!—there seems to be a real possibility that she's innocentmodifier
: Zonk is rushed to the Woodstock bummer tentnoun
[first noun sense probably fr German Bummler, ''loafer'']