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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHUMMY

They ain't any reason for Lanning to be so chummy with Dozier.

I like your looks, too, and I'm quite willing to be as chummy as you like.

I'd rather see her chummy with you than Lola or Bess, either.

Mr. Dorsett pats me chummy on the shoulder and proceeds to show me exactly where.

But it was natural for me to wonder now and then if they was still as chummy as at the start.

They gave parties and dances and everyone was chummy with everyone else.

And after the old man passed out the puppy got real, chummy with me.

I wish, though, this was the one that I got to be so chummy with on the sham-fight day.

I suppose he does well enough, but I wanted to be chummy with him.

And he's a stranger over there, and doesn't need to get chummy with the girls.

WORD ORIGIN

1874, from chum (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Chumminess. Previously it was a noun, a common name for a chimney sweep, as a corruption of chinmey.

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