scum : Idioms & Phrases

pond scum

  • noun free-floating freshwater green algae

pond-scum parasite

  • noun an aquatic fungus of genus Synchytriaceae that is parasitic on pond scum

scum bag

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'