chum·my | \ˈchə-mē \
chummier; chummiest

Definition of chummy 

: quite friendly

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Other Words from chummy

chummily \ˈchə-mə-lē \ adverb
chumminess \ˈchə-mē-nəs \ noun

Examples of chummy in a Sentence

She was getting chummy with the reporters. the neighboring families know each other but are hardly chummy

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But either way, the optics aren't great with officials and teams looking this chummy. Michelle R. Martinelli, USA TODAY, "Dale Jr.: NASCAR officials, teams fist-bumping looks bad," 11 Apr. 2018 In 2011, Fox News announced that [Donald Trump] would appear weekly on ‘Fox & Friends,’ its chummy morning show. Rachel Van Dongen, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: One Republican senator has the power to defeat Trump's Supreme Court nominee," 2 July 2018 Despite their chummy relationship, the next day Trump tasked someone else with firing Pruitt. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Scott Pruitt Shows Loyalty to Trump Protects You — But Only for So Long," 6 July 2018 Obama came out strongly for the U.S. World Cup campaign for 2018 and 2022 as well, getting chummy with Sepp Blatter, writing letters to and meeting with the soccer politician – later to be exposed as a master crook. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Give Trump credit for USA getting the World Cup," 13 June 2018 Meanwhile Mr Macron’s chummy visit on April 24th to see Donald Trump, with whom Mrs Merkel has an awkward relationship, only served to highlight the differences of style between Europe’s two leaders. The Economist, "The growing strains between Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron," 24 May 2018 The two were spotted together looking chummy inside the Met Gala last night. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Did Cardi B and Nicki Minaj End Their Feud at the Met Gala Last Night?," 8 May 2018 Again, there's no sign of them being extra chummy during the goodbye hugs., "Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Are Dating & We Should Have Seen It Coming," 22 May 2018 But instead of smoothing relations, Bush’s chummy tone deepened the rancor. Joseph Hincks / Seoul, Time, "Translating Trump and Kim: Spare a Thought for the Interpreters at the June 12 Summit," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of chummy

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chummy was in 1884

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English Language Learners Definition of chummy

: very friendly


chum·my | \ˈchə-mē \
chummier; chummiest

Kids Definition of chummy

: very friendly He slapped me on the back in a chummy way.

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