see also: Rum
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (uncountable) A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses.
    The Royal Navy used to issue a rum ration to sailors.
  2. (countable) A serving of rum.
    Jake tossed down three rums.
  3. (countable) A kind or brand of rum.
    Bundaberg is one of my favourite rums.
  4. (obsolete, slang) A queer or odd person or thing.
  5. (obsolete, slang) A country parson.
    • 1729, Jonathan Swift, The Grand Question Debated of Hamilton's Bawn
      No company comes / But a rabble of tenants, and rusty dull rums.
Synonyms Translations Adjective

rum (comparative rummer, superlative rummest)

  1. (obsolete) Fine, excellent, valuable. [16th c.]
    having a rum time
  2. (British, colloquial, dated) Strange, peculiar. [18th c.]
    a rum idea; a rum fellow
    • 1951, C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian, Google Books
      "Can't you see him?"
      "Well, I almost thought I did—for a moment. It's such a rum light."
    • 1976, James Herriot, All Things Wise and Wonderful, page 346 ↗
      "She's as 'appy as Larry, but she'll neither move nor eat. It's a rum 'un, isn't it?" It was very rum indeed.
Synonyms Noun

rum (plural rums)

  1. (British, colloquial, dated) Any odd person or thing.


  1. (rare) The card game rummy.

Proper noun
  1. Alternative form of Rùm

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