Definition of scum:
- refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless.
- The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquids in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means; also, the scoria of metals in a molten state; dross.
- To form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively.
- To sweep or range over the surface of.
- To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim.
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Rolph came nearer and nearer, his way leading him so close to where his cousin crouched that it seemed impossible that he could go by without seeing her, held there by a man whom he would look upon as the scum of the earth.- "The Star-Gazers", George Manville Fenn.
- "Put Yourself in His Place", Charles Reade.