Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: chum
IPA transcription: [tʃ'ʌm]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: chum_salmon, chum, Oncorhynchus_keta
    Meaning: a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish
  • Synonyms: chum
    Meaning: bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish
  • Synonyms: buddy, brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekick
    Meaning: a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
Usage examples
  • "Yes, and send us one," added Tom, joining his chum.
  • Young Conway went into the grocery business with his ancient chum, Rodgers--RODGERS & CONWAY!
  • The town was "as dull as ditch water." She, Bess, lived only in hopes of meeting her chum at Lakeview Hall the next September.
  • Two hours later she had a telegram from her lover's college chum, saying that Mr. Claxton was dangerously ill with typhoid fever.
  • At that instant Tom flashed a pocket electric lamp he had taken from beneath his pillow and in the gleam of it he and Ned saw fluttering about the tent some dark, shadow-like form, at the sight of which Tom's chum cried:
  • One of these young men was myself, and the other was my lifelong friend and chum, Carl Benda, who saved his country by solving a tremendously difficult scientific puzzle in a simple way, by sheer reasoning power, and without apparatus.
  • The two men had clubs and were striking about in the half darkness, for now the Indians had set several fires aglow. And in the gleams, constantly growing brighter as more fuel was piled on, the young inventor and his chum saw a weird sight.