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Chamber mate[edit]

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 (talkcontribs) 23:56, July 17, 2005

Political context[edit]

  • 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.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Chorder (talkcontribs) 14:44, November 7, 2009

  • 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

Senator2029talk 22:14, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

chum evidently means 'friend'[edit]

Someone removed this definition, I've re-inserted it. Hakluyt bean (talk) 23:48, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

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 (talk) 10:31, 13 October 2016 (UTC)