old-fashioned An alcoholic, especially one who is unemployed or homeless. There are always a couple of stew bums hanging around outside the mall begging for spare change. My worst fear is to turn into a stew bum like my dad, so I swore never to touch a drop of alcohol.
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n. a drunkard; an alcoholic. You’re going to end up a stew bum if you don’t lay off the moonshine.
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