Meaning of scum


Pronunciation: (skum), [key]
— n., v., scummed, scum•ming.
  1. a film or layer of foul or extraneous matter that forms on the surface of a liquid.
  2. refuse or offscourings.
  3. a low, worthless, or evil person.
  4. such persons collectively; riffraff; dregs.
  5. scoria (def. 1).
  1. to remove the scum from.
  2. to remove as scum.
  1. to form scum; become covered with scum.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: