One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the class there is none of the pedagogical chumminess, the cozy fireside attitude of modern times.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There's a chumminess evident in the way he connects with his fellow managers, and also in his relationship with the customers.’
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