chummy [chuhm-ee] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin adjective, chum·mi·er, chum·mi·est. Informal.
- friendly; intimate; sociable.
Origin of chummy First recorded in 1825–35;+ Related formschum·mi·ly, adverbchum·mi·ness, nounSynonyms for chummy , , , . Examples from the Web for chummily Historical Examples of chummily
Kirke grabbed my hand and squeezed it chummily, and I smiled at him.
She held out a slender shapely hand and Connie took it quickly, chummily, and the two girls turned toward the door.
British Dictionary definitions for chummily chummy adjective -mier or -miest
- informal friendly
Derived Formschummily, adverbchumminess, noun Word Origin and History for chummily chummy adj.
1874, from(n.1) + (2). Related: Chumminess. Previously it was a noun, a common name for a chimney sweep, as a corruption of chinmey.