Definition of chummy in English:



  • On friendly terms; friendly.

    ‘she's become rather chummy with Ted recently’
    • ‘But behind the outwardly chummy relations between the two countries, it has been business as usual for Russian agents, who have continued to spy on their former Cold War foes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Although I complied, I wasn't ready to be chummy with the officers.’
    • ‘Once we get chummy and familiar, we sometimes cease to ask the right questions that would identify new concerns, new objectives, new opportunities.’
    friendly, on good terms, close, familiar, affectionate, intimate
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