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  • noun India The building in which unmarried British army officers were quartered during the British Raj.

Etymologies

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See chum.

Examples

  • A garden house in Manicktola, the rest room of a girl's school in Hatibagan, a chummery of east Bengali clerks in Sealdah, it seemed no place was safe.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • A garden house in Manicktola, the rest room of a girl's school in Hatibagan, a chummery of east Bengali clerks in Sealdah, it seemed no place was safe.

    Alipore Bomb case was bigger than 1857. Sadly, our 'eminent' historians never told us this

  • He had lived in a ‘chummery’ with four other youths who devoted their entire energies to debauchery.

    Burmese Days

  • So now we were in the chummery of Crags, his bungalow on Mount Jacko, with me looking glum at the law books and reflecting that this was the price of safety, and Broadfoot telling me testily that I had better absorb their contents, and sharp about it.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • So now we were in the chummery of Crags, his bungalow on Mount Jacko, with me looking glum at the law books and reflecting that this was the price of safety, and Broadfoot telling me testily that I had better absorb their contents, and sharp about it.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • You go on living in the chummery and the sergeants 'mess, and you drive a station wagon.

    ROUND THE BEND

  • I had suggested to Connie that I should get him into the radio operators 'chummery with me, but he wouldn't have it.

    ROUND THE BEND

  • He lived in a house in Muharraq town just outside the aerodrome with all the other operators; they ran it as a chummery, and they had a spare room, normally occupied by a chap who was on leave.

    ROUND THE BEND

  • One of my pals from the chummery, a bloke called Alec Scott, was in the Control room, and I didn't scruple to call him every ten minutes in the last hundred and fifty miles to make sure that he had passed on all my messages.

    ROUND THE BEND

  • I was in bed in the radio operators 'chummery where I still had my room; the operator on duty saw it was important and sent it over to me by a boy.

    ROUND THE BEND

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