Sl. to have a bad experience. (Originally referred to a bad experience with drugs.) Are you going to bum out again tonight? Man, is he bummed out!
bum someone out
Sl. to disappoint someone. This menial job really bums me out. The bad movie bummed out the entire audience.
1. Depress, sadden, dispirit, as in He's been really bummed out since his girlfriend moved to California. [Slang; late 1960s]
2. Annoy, irritate, vex, as in That haircut will really bum out his parents. [Slang; c. 1970]
3. Fail badly, as in I got through the midterm, but I bummed out totally on the final exam. This usage is student slang. [Late 1960s]
1. in. to have a bad experience with drugs. (Drugs.) I bummed out on angel dust.
2. in. to have any bad experience. The test was horrible. I bummed out, for sure.