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The meaning of "beach bum"

" Beach bum "
Someone, usually a youngster, who spends all their time hanging out at the beach surfing and partying.
Shane Warne was well on his way the becoming a beach bum until he found his calling in sport. Now he's a cricketing legend.
Where did it originate?:
Australia, 1960s.
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