Whether out for date night or lunch with chums, the restaurant-hopping first couple exude a heady sense of glamour and excitement.
“Cressida has said Kate is not keen on her relationship with Harry,” one of her chums tells the Telegraph's Richard Eden.
Once chums and collaborators, they had irretrievably drifted apart.
Habitually unable to contain his choleric temper, Kennedy cut loose when addressing his former Harvard chums in 1937.
This volume takes the hero and several of his chums to the great West.
For all their dislike of the girl, the chums would have spoken to her.
Hitching up their packs, the trio of chums set off at a brisk pace.
What has happened to estrange you two, who have been chums for so many years?
Cora did not say so—even to her chums, but she had great hopes that something might develop from the events of this night.
"I suppose every boy in the country invited his chums to a swim that way," he said.
"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]