Whether out for date night or lunch with chums, the restaurant-hopping first couple exude a heady sense of glamour and excitement.
Once chums and collaborators, they had irretrievably drifted apart.
“Cressida has said Kate is not keen on her relationship with Harry,” one of her chums tells the Telegraph's Richard Eden.
"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]