pond-scum

pond scum

noun
any free-floating freshwater alga that forms a green scum on water.

Origin:
1885–90

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pond scum
 
n
a greenish layer floating on the surface of stagnant waters, consisting of various freshwater algae

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pond scum definition


  1. n.
    a mean and wretched person; a worthless male. (Collegiate. An elaboration of scum, less crude than scumbag. Also a rude term of address.) : Get your hands off me, you pond scum!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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