- Australian and NZ archaic, informal a recent British immigrant
- Australian a novice in any activity
- Australian (in the 19th century) a new arrival in a hulk
Examples from the Web for new chum
Historical Examples of new chum
Apart from that, the new-chum is the incarnate comedy of colonial life.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
Jolly good of you to have me; I know a new-chum isn't much use.
Every one laughed, and looked at the new-chum affectionately.
There is no talk of sending a new-chum out with sheep and bullocks now.The Old Bush Songs
A. B. Paterson
An English new-chum made his appearance there lately—a most undefeated sportsman.Three Elephant Power
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson