New chum
Chum Chum (ch[u^]m), n. [Perh. a contraction fr. comrade or chamber fellow: cf. also AS. cuma a comer, guest.] A roommate, especially in a college or university; an old and intimate friend. [1913 Webster]

{New chum}, a recent immigrant. [Australia] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • new chum — /ˈnju tʃʌm / (say nyooh chum) noun Colloquial 1. a novice; one inexperienced in some field: *I couldn t help him all that much because I was a new chum at Logie presentations myself. –bert newton, 1977. 2. (formerly) a. a newly transported… …   Australian English dictionary

  • new chum — noun chiefly Australia : a recent immigrant especially from the British Isles : newcomer * * * new chum noun (informal) 1. A newly arrived and inexperienced immigrant to Australia or New Zealand 2. A beginner, novice (Aust sl) • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • new-chum — /ˈnju tʃʌm/ (say nyooh chum) adjective ignorant; unskilled; in the manner of a novice: new chum methods of prospecting …   Australian English dictionary

  • New chum — 1. novice; one inexperienced in some field: new chum on the job ; 2. (history) newly transported convict; 3. newly arrived British immigrant …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • new chum — Australian Slang 1. novice; one inexperienced in some field: new chum on the job ; 2. (history) newly transported convict; 3. newly arrived British immigrant …   English dialects glossary

  • new chum — noun a) A beginner, novice. b) A newly arrived immigrant …   Wiktionary

  • New Chum, Queensland — New Chum Ipswich, Queensland Postcode: 4303 Location: 34 km (21 mi) from Brisbane 9 km (6 mi) from …   Wikipedia

  • new-chum gold — /ˌnju tʃʌm ˈgoʊld/ (say .nyooh chum gohld) noun any of various minerals mistaken by the novice for gold …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chum — (ch[u^]m), n. [Perh. a contraction fr. comrade or chamber fellow: cf. also AS. cuma a comer, guest.] A roommate, especially in a college or university; an old and intimate friend. [1913 Webster] {New chum}, a recent immigrant. [Australia]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chum — I. /tʃʌm / (say chum) noun 1. an intimate friend or companion: boyhood chums. 2. a companion; someone who has shared the same experience. 3. Also, choom /tʃʊm/ (say choom). an Englishman. 4. → new chum (def. 2b). –phrase (chummed, chumming) 5.… …   Australian English dictionary

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