Definition of chummy in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌmi/

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.



Example sentences
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌmɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with chummy

Brummie, crumby, crummy, dummy, gummy, lumme, mummy, plummy, rummy, scrummy, scummy, slummy, tummy, yummy

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: chummy

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.