chummy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chummy (used informally) associated on close terms "a close friend","the bartender was chummy with the regular customers","the two were thick as thieves for months"
    • adj chummy (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chummy Companionable; sociable; intimate: as, I found him very chummy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Chummy sociable
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. a mutilation of Chamber-fellow.

Usage

In literature:

Oh, yes, we was real chummy that way.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
That Jack Merivale is a chummy kind of a youth.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
It's a boy and girl chumminess, and you know it.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
You say duty is not enough, and you want to get chummy with them.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
One day in November I met Chummie Popbright in the neighbourhood of Cambridge Circus.
"Marge Askinforit" by Barry Pain
You and I will grow chummy over my tea-table.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
They'd been kind of chummy, in a way, too.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
He was almost as chummy with Spouter's cousin as Jack was with Ruth.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
I've always been chummy enough with the fellows at the Point and at posts.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
We're getting too chummy with this Venezuelan crowd, thanks to you.
"The White Mice" by Richard Harding Davis
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In poetry:

Now I have one C. gave me,
a dense node of sleeping fire.
I keep it where I read and write.
"You're on chummy terms with dread,"
"Poem (The lump of coal my parents teased)" by William Matthews
They been chummy ships in one port and another
A long while, them two,
An' I wouldn't wonder somehow if they miss each other,
Ginger, would you?
"The Survivor" by Cicely Fox Smith
All over the world are the lands of his birth;
And when Time and Transgression this planet destroy
He will come to advise the last man on earth
The fatherly, chummy, the freckle-faced boy.”
"Jack Cornstalk in his Teens" by Henry Lawson
These simple words made PETER as delighted as could be,
Old chummies at the Charterhouse were ROBINSON and he!
He walked straight up to SOMERS, then he turned extremely red,
Hesitated, hummed and hawed a bit, then cleared his throat, and said:
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Judge releases private-equity leaders' exchanges, revealing chumminess .
' Chumminess ' Not An Issue With State Forensics Lab.
Chummy , Call the Midwife.
Miranda Hart as Chummy on Call the Midwife (BBC).
Lions' Ndamukong Suh still chummy with Lolo Jones.
Draining his third glass of horseradish vodka, Gary Shteyngart is starting to feel chummy.
Despite their fierce on-court rivalry, Russell and Chamberlain actually were quite chummy otherwise.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Now that Anastasia Myskina is the French Open champion, she's a magazine cover girl and chummy with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This chummy crow is even able to approximate speech via expressive cawing, and the delightfully engaging boy-bird business might profitably have been expanded.
They were also photographed socializing outside the show, looking rather chummy.
IFC FILMS Lauren Ambrose gets chummy with Mike Birbiglia in the semiautobiographical "Sleepwalk With Me.".
Like Chummy herself, and, indeed, like the Gospels , Call the Midwife is a study in the reversal of human expectations.
They have on their hands the most ripe material for a scathing exposé of a chummy, self-interested business-political elite.
A recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota has found that after rocking out, white folks get all chummy with other white folks while giving other races the cold shoulder.
Ratapalooza this year was held in early November in Ballard as, let's face it, just another excuse—as if we needed one—to get chummy with the rats .
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