Definitions for chumtʃʌm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chumtʃʌm(n.; v.)chummed, chum•ming.

  1. (n.)a close companion or friend; pal.

  2. (v.i.)to associate closely.

  3. to room together.

Origin of chum:

1675–85; of uncert. orig.

chumtʃʌm(n.; v.)chummed, chum•ming.

  1. (n.)cut or ground bait dumped into the water to attract fish.

  2. fish refuse or scraps discarded by a cannery.

  3. (v.i.)to attract fish with chum.

  4. (v.t.)to attract with chum.

    Category: Hunting and Fishing

Origin of chum:

1855–60, Amer.; of uncert. orig.


  1. Category: Ichthyology

    Ref: chum salmon .

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buddy, brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekick(noun)

    a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

  2. chum(noun)

    bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish

  3. chum salmon, chum, Oncorhynchus keta(noun)

    a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish


  1. chum(Noun)

    A mixture of (frequently rancid) fish parts and blood, dumped into the water to attract predator fish, such as sharks.

  2. chum(Verb)

    To cast chum into the water to attract fish.

  3. Origin: Chum is one of the many words of Indian origin, e.g. pyjamas, bungalow, shampoo and chutney that have entered the English language because of the historical involvement of India and the British Empire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chum(noun)

    a roommate, especially in a college or university; an old and intimate friend

  2. Chum(verb)

    to occupy a chamber with another; as, to chum together at college

  3. Chum(noun)

    chopped pieces of fish used as bait


  1. CHUM

    CHUM, branded as TSN Radio 1050, broadcasting at 1050 kHz in the AM band, is a Canadian radio station licensed to Toronto, Ontario. The station is owned and operated by Bell Media. Long known as 1050 CHUM, the station played Top 40 hits from the late 1950s to early 1980s. CHUM then carried an oldies format featuring music from that period between 1989 to 2009, except for a brief stint as a sports radio station, The Team 1050, from 2001-2002. In March 2009, CHUM switched to an all-news format known as CP24 Radio 1050, which operated primarily as an audio simulcast of CP24. In April 2011, CHUM reverted to a sports format as TSN Radio 1050.

Anagrams of chum

  1. Much

Translations for chum

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a close friend

a school chum.

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