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1. scum

noun. ['ˈskʌm'] worthless people.

Synonyms

  • ragtag and bobtail
  • trash
  • rabble
  • ragtag

Antonyms

  • lodge
  • fuse
  • ionate
  • calcify

Etymology

  • scum (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Scum

  • mccrumb
  • mccrum
  • deblum
  • ancrum
  • succumb
  • strum
  • hohum
  • exum
  • become
  • baucum
  • swum
  • stumm
  • stum
  • slum
  • shrum
  • sharum
  • schrum
  • plumb
  • plum
  • pflum
  • narum
  • krumme
  • krumm
  • krum
  • klumb
  • grum
  • glum
  • frum
  • from
  • drumm

Example sentences of the word scum


1. Adjective
It cuts water scum buildup and kills mold and mildew.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Pour the warm water down the drain to help melt and wash away soap scum in the PVC piping.

Quotes containing the word scum


1. Her name badge read: Hello! My name is DIE, DEMIGOD SCUM* name badge read: Hello! My name is DIE, DEMIGOD SCUM!
*- Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune


2. Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. I skimmed the pond scum with a spoon like broth in a soup bowl. Why does everything have to remind me of her?
- Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

2. scum

noun. ['ˈskʌm'] a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid.

Synonyms

  • scoria
  • film
  • dross

Antonyms

  • pack
  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle

Etymology

  • scum (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. scum

verb. ['ˈskʌm'] remove the scum from.

Synonyms

  • get rid of

Antonyms

  • string
  • bridle

Etymology

  • scum (Middle English (1100-1500))
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