Definition of chummy in US English:



  • On friendly terms; friendly.

    ‘she's become pretty chummy with Ted lately’
    • ‘Once we get chummy and familiar, we sometimes cease to ask the right questions that would identify new concerns, new objectives, new opportunities.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    friendly, on good terms, close, familiar, affectionate, intimate
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