from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Intimate; friendly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. friendly; on, or trying to be on, intimate terms

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having the relationship of friends or pals.
  • adj. associated on close terms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Companionable; sociable; intimate: as, I found him very chummy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals
  • adj. (used informally) associated on close terms


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  • Al-Arabiya TV and even Al-Jazeera folks have become so chummy this is the second time I use the word chummy in a month--and I never used it before, so please take note with Israeli guests that I expect Al-Arabiya anchorpersons to start asking their Israeli guests to sit on their laps.

    Friday, June 20, 2008

  • (Equally, we might also suspect that the thug’s arresting officer dished out his own form of summary justice before chummy is bundled into the van - I know YOU have never heard of it, but it happens - but if there is no evidence of that …)

    Hang On A Minute…….. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Maybe I just like to get all first name chummy with the half dozen brands of seed and chemical that hold the promise, for yet another go 'round, of shimmering green grass and trouble free maintenance that all the powers of the landscape industry bring to bear at this time of year.

    outfoxed Diary Entry

  • She recalled the chummy laugh she and Gilbert had had together over it, and wondered uneasily if life with a man who had no sense of humor might not be somewhat uninteresting in the long run.

    Anne of the Island

  • "I'll try to be 'chummy' -- perhaps I'm not yet too old to learn the secret of friendliness.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906

  • Anyone who falls outside that "chummy" socialist family is a pariah and characterised as such.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • The socialists have a knack for presuming a "chummy", "we all think the same way" consensus.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • By the way, calling him "Rudy" is the kind of chummy familiarity that gave us "W" and made "Arnold" the governor of California.

    Rudy's Strategy: Refighting The War With Liberals He Won In The 1990s

  • But thinking a bit further, I recognized that, from what I know, it simply isn't in you to give a "chummy" review to a friend.

    This is why I don't have a blogroll. Or friends.

  • The LA Times and KNBC are reporting the Mayor and KTLA journo and former Miss USA Lu Parker has Perez Hilton questioned her views on gay marriage? were seen to be very "chummy" at a Larchmont book and were overheard to discuss an upcoming "trip."

    Archive 2009-06-01


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