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chum

play
noun \ˈchəm\

Definition of chum

  1. :  a close friend :  pal

chumship play \-ˌship\ noun


Origin of chum

perhaps by shortening & alteration from chamber fellow roommate


First Known Use: 1684

Rhymes with chum


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chum

verb,

Definition of chum

chummedchumming

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to room together

  3. 2 a :  to be a close friend b :  to show affable friendliness



1730

First Known Use of chum

1730


3

chum

noun

Definition of chum

  1. :  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


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chum

verb,

Definition of chum

chummedchumming

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to attract with chum

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to throw chum overboard to attract fish



1857

First Known Use of chum

1857

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms


5

chum

noun

Definition of chum



Origin of chum

Chinook Jargon cəm spotted, striped, from Lower Chinook c̓ə́m variegated


First Known Use: 1902

Other Fishes Terms



CHUM Defined for Kids

1

chum

play
noun \ˈchəm\

Definition of chum for Students

  1. :  a close friend :  pal




2

chum

play
verb

Definition of chum for Students

chummedchumming

  1. :  to spend time with as a friend <She likes to chum around with older students.>





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