chummy

[ chuhm-ee ]
/ ˈtʃʌm i /

adjective, chum·mi·er, chum·mi·est. Informal.

friendly; intimate; sociable.

Nearby words

  1. chulym,
  2. chum,
  3. chum salmon,
  4. chuman,
  5. chumash,
  6. chump,
  7. chump change,
  8. chumping,
  9. chun doo hwan,
  10. chunchon

Origin of chummy

First recorded in 1825–35; chum1 + -y1

Related formschum·mi·ly, adverbchum·mi·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for chumminess

chummy

/ (ˈtʃʌmɪ) /

adjective -mier or -miest

informal friendly
Derived Formschummily, adverbchumminess, noun

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Word Origin and History for chumminess

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.

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