chum

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chum \Chum\ (ch[u^]m), noun [Perh. a contraction fr. comrade or chamber fellow: cf. also AS. cuma a comer, guest.] A roommate, especially in a college or university; an old and intimate friend.

{New chum}, a recent immigrant. [Australia] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chum \Chum\, verb (used without an object) [imp. p. p. {Chummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chumming}.] To occupy a chamber with another; as, to chum together at college. [U. S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chum \Chum\, noun Chopped pieces of fish used as bait. [U. S.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

chum

noun

1: a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities [syn: {buddy}, {brother}, {chum}, {crony}, {pal}, {sidekick}]

2: bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish

3: a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish [syn: {chum salmon}, {chum}, {Oncorhynchus keta}]


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