What does chum mean?

Definitions for chumtʃʌm

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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

  4. Origin: [Perh. a contraction fr. comrade or chamber fellow: cf. also AS. cuma a comer, guest.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chum

    chum, n. a chamber-fellow: friend or associate, chiefly among schoolboys and students.—v.i. and v.t. to occupy, or to put one into, the same room with another.—n. Chum′mage, the quartering of two or more persons in one room: a fee demanded from a new chum.—adj. Chum′my, sociable.—n. a chimney-sweeper's boy: a chum. [Perh. a mutilation of Chamber-fellow.]

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  1. CHUM

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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Translations for chum

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  • amiFrench
  • sahabat karibIndonesian
  • vicino di stanza, compagno di stanzaItalian
  • сожитель, по, приятель, комнате, товарищRussian

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