When a chum updates his status, a little yellow badge in the edge alerts you.
"Hope so," grunted his chum; and this was all that passed between them.
"I'm going to cut it up the best way I know how," his chum replied.
"It's a shame," groaned Bobby, holding her chum's hand tightly.
As he himself expressed it, alluding to his wife, there was only one chum more.
The inquiries he and his chum made were productive of no results so far as locating Ward 65 Porton was concerned.
Asaph knew this, but he delighted to stir up his chum occasionally.
Oh, well, said his chum and started with a couple of big steaks to meet Tony.
But Captain Cy refused to gratify his chum's lively curiosity.
Hugh guessed it must be something pretty serious that could keep his chum from turning up.
"friend," 1680s, originally university slang for "roommate," from alternative spelling of cham, short for chamber(mate); typical of the late-17c. fondness for clipped words. Among derived forms used 19c. were chumship; chummery "shared bachelor quarters," chummage "system of quartering more than one to a room."
"fish bait," 1857, perhaps from Scottish chum "food."
: Augie, start dumping the chum over
To throw ground-up bait into the water to attract fish: to chum for blues
[1850s+; origin unknown]
(also chum around): He chums with Georgie Ogle (1880s+)
[origin uncertain, but earlier uses strongly suggest chamber-mate or chamber-fellow as the etymon]