chummier, chummiest
If people or social events are chummy, they are pleasant and friendly. [INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED]

Following the performances there were chummy gatherings in the drawing room.


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  • chummy — (adj.) 1874, from CHUM (Cf. chum) (1) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Chumminess. Previously it was a noun, a common name for a chimney sweep, as a corruption of chinmey …   Etymology dictionary

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  • chummy — chum|my [ tʃʌmi ] adjective INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED chummy people are friendly with each other, especially in a way that stops other people from joining the group: get chummy with someone (=become very friendly with someone): I can t see him… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • chummy — [“tfami] mod. friendly. □ I’m glad to see that you are a little more chummy this morning. □ Don’t get too chummy with me. I’m a real son of a bitch …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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