chummy

[chuhm-ee]
adjective, chummier, chummiest. Informal.
friendly; intimate; sociable.

Origin:
1825–35; chum1 + -y1

chummily, adverb
chumminess, noun


close, devoted, familiar, congenial.
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chummy (ˈtʃʌmɪ)
 
adj , -mier, -miest
informal friendly
 
'chummily
 
adv
 
'chumminess
 
n

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chummy
adj., 1884, from chum (1).
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chummy definition


  1. mod.
    friendly. : Don't get too chummy with me. I'm a real son of a bitch.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Yet the eco-friendly fuel is beginning to look less chummy of late.
In fact, the real threat comes from overly chummy links between a state and its multinationals.
It has also increased their willingness to act as stern monitors rather than chummy advisers.
The chummy nature of the photos contributed to both these officials losing their jobs that year.
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