Definition of chummy in English:

chummy

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌmi
 
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adjective (chummier, chummiest)

On friendly terms; friendly: she’s become rather chummy with Ted recently
More example sentences
  • From the outside, it seems a rootless, ephemeral sort of existence, evocative of the chummy, locker-room familiarity that was a hangover from playing days.
  • Although I complied, I wasn't ready to be chummy with the officers.
  • As chatty and chummy as one of his famous monologues, the book celebrates an unusually charmed life in a profession more noted for its high incidence of ego and angst, burnout and heartache.
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chummily

adverb
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  • I was so impressed the way he just kept going, flicking a bit of water in the snake's face if it wandered a bit too chummily in his direction…
  • ‘Tom!’ I said chummily, all colour simultaneously draining from my face.
  • As a conversationalist he's blunt and frank, even chummily so, yet not very interesting; and he holds no mysteries.

chumminess

noun
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  • Curling might be the world's nicest sport, where courtesy and even chumminess between competitors is a founding principle, but the partisan crowd did their best to lower the tone yesterday.
  • The chumminess of members referring to each other by their Christian names in debate is meant to signify democratic informality.
  • The narrator's apparent chumminess with such a startling (if unlikely) array of people derives in large part from the richness and energy of the speeches he reports.

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