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chum

noun \ ˈchəm \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of chum

:a close friend :pal

chumship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Origin and Etymology of chum

perhaps by shortening & alteration from chamber fellow roommate


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chum

verb

Definition of chum

chummed; chumming
intransitive verb
1 :to room together
2 a :to be a close friend
b :to show affable friendliness
c :to spend time with someone as a friend usually + around
  • In the early '50s he entered Cornell University but quit after two years and lit out for Greenwich Village, where he studied drama and chummed around with James Dean.
  • —William Plummer et al.

First Known Use of chum

1730


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chum

noun

Definition of chum

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

Origin and Etymology of chum

origin unknown

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms


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chum

verb

Definition of chum

chummed; chumming
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


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chum

noun

Definition of chum

Origin and Etymology of chum

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

Other Fishes Terms



CHUM Defined for Kids

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chum

noun \ ˈchəm \

Definition of chum for Students

:a close friend :pal

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chum

verb

Definition of chum for Students

chummed; chumming
:to spend time with as a friend
  • She likes to chum around with older students.


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