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scumbag

[skuhm-bag] /ˈskʌmˌbæg/
noun, Slang: Vulgar.
1.
a condom.
2.
a mean, despicable person.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; scum + bag
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British Dictionary definitions for scum-bag

scumbag

/ˈskʌmˌbæɡ/
noun
1.
(slang) an offensive or despicable person
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from earlier US sense: condom, from US slang scum semen + bag
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Word Origin and History for scum-bag

scumbag

n.

"condom," by 1939, slang, from scum + bag (n.). Earlier (by 1817) it was used in sugar refining as the name of a frame covered in coarse cloth used in straining. Meaning "despicable person" is attested by 1971.

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Slang definitions & phrases for scum-bag

scumbag

modifier

: accused us of practicing scum-bag journalism

noun
  1. A condom; rubber
  2. (also scumbucket or scummer or scumsack or scumster or scumwad) A despicable person; asshole, bastard, sleazebag: calls Charlton Heston a scumbag/ Everybody says he was a scumbucket/ The scummers were dressed sleeveless now/ And another opportunistic scumsack limps straight to a lawyer

[1960s+; fr scum, ''semen'']


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