AskDefine | Define chum

Dictionary Definition

chum n : a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities [syn: buddy, brother, crony, pal, sidekick] [also: chumming, chummed]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /tʃʌm/
  • Rhymes with: -ʌm

Etymology 1

Possibly from chamber fellow or chamber mate


  1. A friend; a pal.
    I ran into an old chum from school the other day.
  2. A roommate.


  1. To share rooms with; to live together.
  2. To make friends with; to socialize.
  3. To accompany.
    I'll chum you down to the shops.

Etymology 2

etymology unknown


  1. In the context of "fishing": A mixture of (frequently rancid) fish parts and blood, dumped into the water to attract predator fish, such as sharks.


  1. In the context of "fishing": To cast chum into the water to attract fish.



fr-noun m
  1. A boyfriend (feminine blonde).
  2. A friend, usually male; a chum (feminine chum or chum de fille).




  • lang=ga|[xuːmˠ]|[xʊmˠ]

Verb form

  1. Form of past indicative analytic, cum

Usage notes

ga analytic past

Extensive Definition

Chum or CHUM may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ace, amigo, associate, associate with, assort with, bedfellow, bedmate, bosom buddy, buddy, bunkie, bunkmate, butty, camarade, chamberfellow, chum together, chum with, classmate, clique, clique with, club together, colleague, comate, companion, company, compeer, comrade, confidante, confrere, consociate, consort, consort with, copartner, crony, familiar, fellow, fellow student, fellowship, flock together, fraternize, friend, girl friend, go with, gossip, hang around with, hang out with, herd together, hobnob with, join, join in fellowship, keep company with, mate, messmate, mingle with, mix with, old crony, pal, pal up with, pal with, pard, pardner, partner, playfellow, playmate, roommate, run in couples, run with, running mate, schoolfellow, schoolmate, shipmate, side partner, sidekick, sort with, take up with, team up with, teammate, tie up with, workfellow, yokefellow, yokemate
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