The "friend" meaning of the slang word chum originates from the nickname for a "chamber mate" or room mate at a boarding school. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dianaliffick (talk • contribs) 23:56, July 17, 2005
- The following is included to provide citation for use of the word "chum" in a political context, since references are not used on disambiguation pages:
Campaigns traditionally give away items like t-shirts, lawn signs, and bumper stickers. But as far back as the primaries, the Obama campaign has charged for "chum," its official campaign merchandise.— Diane Tucker and Dawn Teo, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/off-the-bus-reporter/obama-campaign-rewrites-f_b_140616.html
- There is not an article Chum (political, which is why it doesn't appear on the disambiguation page. The best place for this citation is on Wiktionary's entry for the word.
The dictionary definition of chum at Wiktionary
— 22:14, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
chum evidently means 'friend'
chum (friend) is used in England but is largely archaic. I have edited the comment on "mate" to remove Australia, it's also widely British. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 10:31, 13 October 2016 (UTC)