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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chuhm]
    • /tʃʌm/
    • /tʃʌm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhm]
    • /tʃʌm/

Definitions of chum word

  • countable noun chum Your chum is your friend. 3
  • noun chum a close friend 3
  • verb chum to be or become an intimate friend (of) 3
  • verb chum to accompany 3
  • noun chum chopped fish, meal, etc, used as groundbait 3
  • noun chum a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus keta 3

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Origin of chum

First appearance:

before 1675
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1675-85; of uncertain origin

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Chum


chum popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chum usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chum

noun chum

  • crony — You can refer to friends that someone spends a lot of time with as their cronies, especially when you disapprove of them.
  • comrade — Your comrades are your friends, especially friends that you share a difficult or dangerous situation with.
  • buddy — A buddy is a close friend, usually a male friend of a man.
  • associate — If you associate someone or something with another thing, the two are connected in your mind.
  • pal — a special air service offered by the U.S. Postal Service for sending parcels from 5 to 30 pounds (2.3 to 13.5 kg) to overseas servicemen: only the regular parcel post rate to the U.S. port of shipment plus $1 is charged. Compare SAM (def 2).

verb chum

  • seine — a river in France, flowing NW through Paris to the English Channel. 480 miles (773 km) long.
  • fish — (loosely) any of various other aquatic animals.
  • trolling — to sing or utter in a full, rolling voice.
  • go fishing — try to catch fish

Antonyms for chum

noun chum

  • foe — a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy: a bitter foe.
  • opponent — a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.
  • stranger — French L'Étranger. a novel (1942) by Albert Camus.

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