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chummy

[chuhm-ee] /ˈtʃʌm i/
adjective, chummier, chummiest. Informal.
1.
friendly; intimate; sociable.
Origin of chummy
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; chum1 + -y1
Related forms
chummily, adverb
chumminess, noun
Synonyms
close, devoted, familiar, congenial.
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chummy

/ˈtʃʌmɪ/
adjective -mier, -miest
1.
(informal) friendly
Derived Forms
chummily, adverb
chumminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for chummy
adj.

1874, from chum (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Chumminess. Previously it was a noun, a common name for a chimney sweep, as a corruption of chinmey.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for chummy

chummy

adjective

Very friendly; buddy-buddy, palsy-walsy (1880s+)

noun

chum1 (1840s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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