new chum

  1. Australian and NZ archaic, informal a recent British immigrant

  2. Australian a novice in any activity

  1. Australian (in the 19th century) a new arrival in a hulk

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How to use new chum in a sentence

  • Between two days, as you might say, and right soon after Mr. Norcross got back, we acquired a new chum on the headquarters force.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • But Jim's new chum gave him his first opportunity at hero-worship, which is an essential step in a boy's growth.

    Still Jim | Honor Willsie Morrow
  • They did not appear to think that the new chum was worth looking after any longer.

    The Book of the Bush | George Dunderdale
  • And without more words the new chum fled the bar, a shout of laughter following him out into the heat.

    Some Persons Unknown | E. W. Hornung
  • Whenever we get a new chum that is a green hand, we have a jolly time seeing him work.

    The Land of the Kangaroo | Thomas Wallace Knox