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Re: Jobby bum?

Posted by ESC on December 31, 2000

In Reply to: Jobby bum posted by Monica on December 28, 2000

: What does 'jobby bum' in Scottish english mean?

I couldn't find "jobby bum." My "Collins Gem Scots Dictionary" says "to bum is to boast or brag. A boaster or conceited person can be spoken of contemptuously as a bum. These senses come from the earlier Scots sense, to make a humming or buzzing sound."