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old chum

noun (Austral, informal, formerly)
a person who is experienced, esp in life in colonial Australia
an experienced convict
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  • That day he only lived for the work and glory of his old chum.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • He's my old chum, Pierre Sandoz, whom I love like a brother.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • He stood at attention, looking from the Hermit to his old chum and back again.

  • He had several times of late come to call on his old chum, for he was out of work.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
  • You seem to be pleased to see your old chum in this fix, I think.

    Twice Bought R.M. Ballantyne
  • Moxley must have been on the watch, and the sight of his old chum put him into a fury.

    Canoe Boys and Campfires William Murray Graydon
  • You're not going to try to pick a quarrel with an old chum, are you?

    Lyre and Lancet F. Anstey
  • And with that he drove to the "Coburg" to meet his old chum, "Mickie."

    The Secrets of Potsdam William Le Queux

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