chummy

adjective

chum·​my ˈchə-mē How to pronounce chummy (audio)
chummier; chummiest
: quite friendly
chummily adverb
chumminess noun

Examples of chummy in a Sentence

She was getting chummy with the reporters. the neighboring families know each other but are hardly chummy
Recent Examples on the Web Whatever his imperious reputation, Ramsay is chummy and solicitous in conversation. Calum Marsh, New York Times, 27 Jan. 2024 Other sweet nothings, like the hitman’s chummy relationship with an always parentless child (Oscar Coleman) at the hotel, also prove too simple as the movie keeps returning to them. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 25 Jan. 2024 Culkin and Pascal also share a publicist and, as evidenced by their hilariously chummy performance at this spring’s THR roundtable, have a fabulous rapport. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Jan. 2024 Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian share a hug at the Grammys As Swift and West reconciled following their long-standing feud, Swift was seen getting chummy with Kardashian in the audience. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2023 Some revealed chummy conversations with Washington journalists; others showed a president who in the midst of Watergate was too drunk to talk to the British prime minister. David E. Sanger, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 For starters, both Kelce and Swift are chummy with actor Miles Teller. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 The United States will have to get used to sporadic pro-China comments from European leaders, chummy EU trips to Beijing, and squabbles over trade policy. Dominic Tierney, Foreign Affairs, 11 Sep. 2023 Their friendship doesn’t feel like one of those chummy showbiz performances. Vulture, 6 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

chum entry 1 + -y entry 1

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chummy was in 1884

Dictionary Entries Near chummy

Cite this Entry

“Chummy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chummy. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

chummy

adjective
chum·​my ˈchəm-ē How to pronounce chummy (audio)
chummier; chummiest
: quite friendly
chummily adverb
chumminess noun

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