Chum Chum, v. i. [imp. p. p. {Chummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chumming}.] To occupy a chamber with another; as, to chum together at college. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • chummed — tʃʌm n. friend, buddy (Slang) v. be a close friend, associate intimately …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chum — chum1 /chum/, n., v., chummed, chumming. n. 1. a close or intimate companion: boyhood chums. 2. a roommate, as at college. v.i. 3. to associate closely. 4. to share a room or rooms with another, esp. in a dormitory at a college or prep school.… …   Universalium

  • chum up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms chum up : present tense I/you/we/they chum up he/she/it chums up present participle chumming up past tense chummed up past participle chummed up British informal old fashioned to become friends, or to spend… …   English dictionary

  • chum up — verb become friends; act friendly towards • Syn: ↑pal, ↑pal up • Derivationally related forms: ↑pal (for: ↑pal) • Hypernyms: ↑befriend …   Useful english dictionary

  • chum — I. noun Etymology: perhaps by shortening & alteration from chamber fellow roommate Date: 1684 a close friend ; pal • chumship noun II. intransitive verb (chummed; chumming) Date: 1730 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chum — 1. noun /tʃʌm/ a) A friend; a pal. I ran into an old chum from school the other day. b) A roommate. Field had a chum, or room mate, whose visage was suggestive to the Sophs; it invited experiment; it held out opportunity for their peculiar… …   Wiktionary

  • chum — chum1 informal noun a close friend. verb (chums, chumming, chummed) 1》 (chum up) form a friendship with someone. 2》 Scottish accompany (someone) somewhere. Derivatives chummily adverb chumminess …   English new terms dictionary

  • chum — I UK [tʃʌm] / US noun [countable] Word forms chum : singular chum plural chums informal old fashioned a close friend II UK [tʃʌm] / US verb Word forms chum : present tense I/you/we/they chum he/she/it chums present participle chumming past tense… …   English dictionary

  • chum — I [[t]tʃʌm[/t]] n. v. chummed, chum•ming 1) a close companion or friend; pal 2) to associate closely 3) to room together • Etymology: 1675–85; of uncert. orig. II chum [[t]tʃʌm[/t]] n. v. chummed, chum•ming 1) cut or ground bait dumped into the… …   From formal English to slang

  • chum — chum1 [chum] n. [late 17th c. slang; prob. altered sp. of cham, clipped form of chamber (fellow), chamber (mate)] Informal 1. Archaic a roommate 2. a close friend vi. chummed, chumming Informal 1. Archaic to share the same room …   English World dictionary

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