adjective, chum·mi·er, chum·mi·est. Informal.
- friendly; intimate; sociable.
Origin of chummy
Related formschum·mi·ly, adverbchum·mi·ness, noun
First recorded in 1825–35; chum1
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Examples from the Web for chummily
Historical Examples of chummily
Kirke grabbed my hand and squeezed it chummily, and I smiled at him.
She held out a slender shapely hand and Connie took it quickly, chummily, and the two girls turned toward the door.
British Dictionary definitions for chummily
Derived Formschummily, adverbchumminess, noun adjective -mier or -miest
- informal friendly
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Word Origin and History for chummily
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.
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