Rum vs Vum - What's the difference?
As a noun rum
As a verb vum is
(us|colloquial) to vow, swear.
As an interjection vum is
(us) an exclamation of surprise.
Perhaps shortened from rumbullion.
(uncountable) A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses
(countable) A serving of rum
- The Royal Navy used to issue a rum ration to sailors.
(countable) A kind or brand of rum
- Jake tossed down three rums .
(obsolete, slang) A queer or odd person or thing.
(obsolete, slang) A country parson.
* Jonathan Swift
- Bundaberg is one of my favourite rums .
- No company comes / But a rabble of tenants, and rusty dull rums .
Formerly rome'', a slang word for ''good ; possibly of Romany origin; compare .
(obsolete) fine, excellent, valuable
(British, colloquial, dated) strange, peculiar
- a rum''' idea; a '''rum fellow
* rum go
* 1951 , ,
*: "Can't you see him?"
*: "Well, I almost thought I did—for a moment. It's such a rum light."
* 1976 , , All Things Wise and Wonderful ,
*: "She's as 'appy as Larry, but she'll neither move nor eat. It's a rum' 'un, isn't it?" It was very ' rum indeed.
(US, colloquial) To vow, swear.
- I vum it's Sunday—you won't see that harpooneer to-night; he's come to anchor somewhere—come along then; do'' come; ''won't ye come?