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bum

3 adjective
     
bum3 [only before noun] informal
1 bad and useless:
The orchestra was excellent. No one played a bum note.
Jim got a bum deal (=unfair treatment).
2

a bum ankle/leg etc

American English an injured ankle, leg etc

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