Scum is:

  • A layer of impurities that accumulates at the surface of a liquid (especially water or molten metal)
  • A greenish water vegetation (such as algae), usually found floating on the surface of ponds
  • The topmost liquid layer of a cesspool or septic tank
  • English Slang, derogative term meaning worthless person or persons (with the above meanings in mind), hence scumbag or scumbucket.

The name scum is also used for:

  • Scum (album), a 1987 album by grindcore band Napalm Death
  • Scum (band) - Norwegian/American punk/metal band
  • Scum (film), a 1977 television play directed by Alan Clarke, and the 1979 cinematic version
  • SCUM Manifesto (Society for Cutting Up Men), a 1968 radical feminist book by Valerie Solanas
  • "Scum" (single), song by the band Meat Puppets
  • SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion), scripting language developed at LucasArts to ease development of the graphical adventure game Maniac Mansion

Scum may also refer to:

  • Scum, one of many names for the card game President
  • Scum, former name of the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth
  • SCUM, the New Wave, Gothic band featuring Huw Webb, Rhys Webb's [Spider of the Horrors] brother

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