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1chum

noun \ˈchəm\

Definition of CHUM

:  a close friend :  pal
chum·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Origin of CHUM

perhaps by shortening & alteration from chamber fellow roommate
First Known Use: 1684

2chum

verb
chummedchum·ming

Definition of CHUM

intransitive verb
1
:  to room together
2
a :  to be a close friend
b :  to show affable friendliness

First Known Use of CHUM

1730

3chum

noun

Definition of CHUM

:  animal or vegetable matter (as chopped fish or corn) thrown overboard to attract fish

Origin of CHUM

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1857

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl

4chum

verb
chummedchum·ming

Definition of CHUM

transitive verb
:  to attract with chum
intransitive verb
:  to throw chum overboard to attract fish

First Known Use of CHUM

1857

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl

5chum

noun

Definition of CHUM

Origin of CHUM

Chinook Jargon cəm spotted, striped, from Lower Chinook c̓ə́m variegated
First Known Use: 1902

Other Fishes Terms

char, ichthyology, smelt, tetra, turbot

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