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a rum do

dated An odd, strange, or surprising occurrence, situation, or turn of events, especially one that might be considered somewhat disreputable or distasteful. Primarily heard in UK. A young man taking a wife so much older than himself? My word, what a rum do that is! Well, this is a rum do, if I've ever seen one. The kitchen porter has just been made the head chef!
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a rum go

dated An odd, strange, or surprising occurrence, situation, or turn of events, especially one that might be considered somewhat disreputable or distasteful. Primarily heard in UK. A young man taking a wife so much older than himself? My word, what a rum go that is! Well, this is a rum go if I've ever seen one: the kitchen porter has just been made the head chef!
See also: go, rum

rum blossom

dated A red, swollen, bumpy appearance to one's nose, commonly (but mistakenly) ascribed to long-term alcohol abuse. Technically known as a rhinophyma. The old drunk had all the stereotypical traits—a chronic hiccup, a bright rum blossom on his nose, and disheveled clothes that hadn't seen a washing machine in weeks. More than just being unsightly, people think this rhinophyma is a rum blossom, even though I've never touched a drop of liquor in my life!
See also: blossom, rum

rum nose

dated A red, swollen, bumpy appearance to one's nose, commonly (but mistakenly) ascribed to long-term alcohol abuse. Technically known as a rhinophyma. The old drunk had all the stereotypical traits—a chronic hiccup, a bright red rum nose, and disheveled clothes that hadn't seen a washing machine in weeks. More than just being unsightly, people think this rhinophyma is a rum nose, even though I've never touched a drop of liquor in my life!
See also: nose, rum

rumdum

1. slang A useless drunkard. Sometimes hyphenated. This part of town is filled with addicts and rumdums. That old rum-dum hasn't held down a job in over 10 years. He's been too busy roaming from bar to bar.
2. slang A very stupid, bumbling, incompetent person. Sometimes hyphenated. I can't believe they appointed that rumdum to run the company. This device is so simple that even rum-dum like me can use it.

rummed up

slang Intoxicated with any kind of alcohol, not necessarily rum; drunk. If you didn't spend each weekend getting rummed up, maybe you'd have made more of yourself by now. She's been too rummed up to hold down a steady job for the last few years.
See also: rum, up
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rumdum

and rum-dum (ˈrəmˈdəm)
1. n. a drunkard; a ruined alcoholic. I don’t want to end up like a dirty rum-dumb.
2. n. a stupid person. Hey, rumdum, wise up and do what you are told.
3. mod. alcohol intoxicated. The old lady got rumdum on gin.

rum-dum

verb
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rummed (up)

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Sailors like to go into town and get rummed up.
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rummed

verb
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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