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  • n. An habitual drunkard; a stupid person.
  • n. A cocktail made from rum, applejack and lime juice.
  • adj. Dulled or incapacitated by alcohol; unconscious; stupid.


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  • 'She's a smart dame, all right. Too bad she's tied to a rumdum like Pete who can't even get his rhubarb up any more, so everybody says.'

    - Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham

    June 30, 2012

  • Bar rat, toper. "Nearer the main street there were a few tourist hotels with neon signs like icing on a cardboard cake, red-painted chili houses, a series of shabby taverns where the rumdums were congregating."

    --Ross Macdonald, The Moving Target

    August 18, 2009