- (friend) [colloquial]amigo, (-ga) (masculine, feminine)they're great chums
compinche (masculine and feminine) [colloquial]
cuate (masculine) (Mexico) [colloquial]
pata (masculine) (Peru) [colloquial]son muy amigoslook here, chum
son muy compinches or (Mexico) muy cuates or (Peru) muy patas [colloquial]mire usted, amigo or compadre
mira, tío (Spain) [colloquial]
mirá, che (River Plate area) [colloquial]Example sentences
- You thought he was your friend, your pal, your chum.
- Historians agree Alexander and his beloved Haphaestion were more than battle mates and boyhood chums.
- Luckily, she found employment at a bank through her friend Saira who had been her college chum.
- Which is exactly why I didn't go to my school reunion, old chums.
- John replied, "Don't look so glum, chum!"
- Haven't you been listening at all, chum?
- uncountable (American English) (bait)Example sentences
- Their bland prettiness makes them more enticing as shark chum than as characters, but then a funny thing happens once they're at sea.
- We idled over a structure loaded with kings stimulated into a feeding frenzy by generous helpings of chum.
- I swear, people only ever invite me sea-fishing to save on the cost of chum.
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