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choom

[choo m] /tʃʊm/
noun, Australian.
1.
an Englishman.
Origin of choom
1915-1920
1915-20; facetious respelling of chum1, with -oo- representing English Midlands pronunciation of the vowel
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  • There was a little nurse, mostly on night duty, who was dubbed "choom," for she came from Yorkshire and had a rich brogue.

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choom

/tʃʊm/
noun
1.
(often capital) (old-fashioned, Austral, slang or jocular) an Englishman
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