from The Century Dictionary.

  • To hum; murmur.
  • noun A slangy contraction of brummagem.


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  • Has something to do with fake groats (coins) being manufactured in Birmingham.

    November 21, 2007

  • dialect and accent of a brummie

    June 22, 2008

  • I hear a toy racing car!

    May 14, 2009

  • Brum

    Definition: without money; from latin bruma, midwinter, denoting the extremity of bareness in a boy's pocket.

    William Cope's Glossary of Hampshire Words and Phrases, 1183

    July 13, 2017