chummy [chuhm-ee] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin adjective, chum·mi·er, chum·mi·est. Informal.

  1. friendly; intimate; sociable.

Origin of chummy First recorded in 1825–35; chum1 + -y1 Related formschum·mi·ly, adverbchum·mi·ness, nounSynonyms for chummy close, devoted, familiar, congenial. Examples from the Web for chummily Historical Examples of chummily

  • Kirke grabbed my hand and squeezed it chummily, and I smiled at him.

    Sunny Slopes

    Ethel Hueston

  • She held out a slender shapely hand and Connie took it quickly, chummily, and the two girls turned toward the door.

    Prudence Says So

    Ethel Hueston

  • British Dictionary definitions for chummily chummy adjective -mier or -miest

    1. informal friendly

    Derived Formschummily, adverbchumminess, noun Word Origin and History for chummily chummy adj.

    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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