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What Does WUM Mean?WUM means "Wind Up Merchant."
A "Wind-Up Merchant" (or WUMMER) is a joker or prankster who enjoys teasing other people or playing tricks on them.
A WUMMER usually regards their WUMMING as fun. However, the teasing can sometimes be malicious and is almost always irritating for the person being WUMMED. For example:
- Toni: Mum says you've gotta stay home and look after Jake this Friday.
- Jordan: What?! She know I'm going to Ali's party! I am going to tell her I can't! She can't make me! It's not fair!
- Toni: Only joking. They are going to Gran's for the weekend.
- Jordan: You are a complete WUM. I hate you!
- Sam: Lee went on a date with a bunch of models last night.
- Jo: Wow, really?!
- Sam: Yeah, he was at the meeting of the toy car owners club.
- Jo: You're such a WUM!
The term "Wind-Up Merchant" is thought to be based on the action of winding up a clock or other clockwork device to get it going.
Image for WUMWhen I write WUM, I mean this: A wind-up merchant is a joker or prankster.
Summary of Key Points"Wind-Up Merchant" is the most common definition for WUM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Adults and Teenagers
An Academic Look at WUMWUM is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). However, WUM can also be used to form a verb (a doing word) and a gerund (a noun formed from a verb). For example:
- He's a WUM. (Here, WUM is being used as a noun.)
- He's always WUMMING people at work. He even WUMMED the boss yesterday. (Here, WUM is being used as a gerund and a verb.)
Example of WUM Used in a Text
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