a fire in an open oil barrel, surrounded by bums, commonly seen in alleys and ghetto's.
Yo holmes, did you see that bumfire gone wild? yeah, it was more like a barrel in a fire than a fire in a barrel!
von captain illgo 23. September 2009
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the painful fiery feeling in one's backside the morning after a hot curry
Wow, that madras last night caused some serious bumfire
von AK2006 9. September 2006
The consequence of a hot curry.
The origin of "bumfire" was from a variation on a Shakespeare sonnet by my friend Paul, in relation to another friend, barling. "Shall I compare thee to a khazi, say? Thou art more curried, and more turbulent. Rough winds do shake the Barling cheeks of gay, and bumfire's wrath doth linger in the gents.."
von Arjy20000 27. Februar 2009
Similar to its bon fire counterpart, a bum fire involves a pollutant-ridden fire cast in an open steel barrel trash can (make up of trash container is flexible), that a multitude of of skeezy homeless personnel can find warmth, scavenging light, or a cooking surface to decoct the day's loot over. Also known as a hobo heater
"Man these hoes be on me like some gutterpups on a bum fire."
von bman981 7. Februar 2010
A fire started by a arsonist
The arsonist started a bumfire
von schnappischnap 29. Juni 2010