chum

I.
/tʃʌm / (say chum)

noun
1. an intimate friend or companion: boyhood chums.
2. a companion; someone who has shared the same experience.
3. Also, choom /tʃʊm/ (say choom). an Englishman.
4. new chum (def. 2b).
phrase (chummed, chumming)
5. chum in, (sometimes followed by with) to share, especially living quarters, as with a friend.
6. chum together, to become good friends.
7. chum up, (sometimes followed by with) to become friendly.
8. chum up to, to behave obsequiously towards.
{origin uncertain}
II.
/tʃʌm / (say chum)

noun
1. refuse from fish, especially that remaining after expressing oil.
2. chopped fish, lobsters, etc., thrown overboard to attract fish, as in deep sea fishing.
verb (i)
3. to fish with chum.
verb (t)
4. to bait (the water) with chum.
{origin uncertain}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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