rumdum

rum-dum

[ruhm-duhm] Slang.
noun
1.
a stupid or ignorant person.
2.
drunkard; lush.
adjective
3.
stupid; ignorant.
4.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or arising from habitual drunkenness; addled by drink.
Also, rum-dumb, rum-dumm.


Origin:
1890–95; rhyming compound with rum1 and dumb, perhaps influenced in sense by humdrum

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rumdum definition

[ˈrəmˈdəm]
and rum-dum
  1. n.
    a drunkard; a ruined alcoholic. : I don't want to end up like a dirty rum-dumb.
  2. n.
    a stupid person. : Hey, rumdum, wise up and do what you are told.
  3. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. : The old lady got rumdum on gin.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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