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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chuhm-ee]
    • /ˈtʃʌm i/
    • /ˈtʃʌm.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhm-ee]
    • /ˈtʃʌm i/

Definitions of chummy word

  • adjective chummy If people or social events are chummy, they are pleasant and friendly. 3
  • adjective chummy friendly 3
  • adjective chummy like a chum; intimate; friendly 3
  • adjective chummy friendly; intimate; sociable. 1
  • noun chummy On friendly terms ; friendly. 1
  • adjective chummy friendly; on, or trying to be on, intimate terms. 0

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Origin of chummy

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35; chum1 + -y1

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Parts of speech for Chummy


chummy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for chummy

adj chummy

  • cozy — warm and comfortable; snug
  • affectionate — If you are affectionate, you show your love or fondness for another person in the way that you behave towards them.
  • close — When you close something such as a door or lid or when it closes, it moves so that a hole, gap, or opening is covered.
  • confidential — Information that is confidential is meant to be kept secret or private.
  • constant — You use constant to describe something that happens all the time or is always there.

adjective chummy

  • friendly — characteristic of or befitting a friend; showing friendship: a friendly greeting.
  • sociable — inclined to associate with or be in the company of others.
  • congenial — friendly, pleasant, or agreeable
  • inseparable — incapable of being separated, parted, or disjoined: inseparable companions.
  • matey — comrade; chum; buddy.

Antonyms for chummy

adj chummy

  • unfriendly — not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner.
  • unsociable — not sociable; having, showing, or marked by a disinclination to friendly social relations; withdrawn.

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