Definition and Meanings for scum
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Part of Speech of scum
noun, verb, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of scum
Meaning of scum
as noun, verb
- the extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquids in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means; also, the scoria of metals in a molten state; dross.
- refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim.
- to sweep or range over the surface of.
as intransitive verb
- to form a scum; to become covered with scum. also used figuratively.