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Noun: chum  chúm
  1. A close friend, esp. one who often acts as a companion
    - buddy, brother, crony, pal, cobber [Austral], compadre, bud [N. Amer, informal], paisano [US]
     
  2. Bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish
     
  3. A large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish
    - chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta
Verb: chum (chummed,chumming)  chúm
  1. Become friends; act friendly towards
    - pal, pal up, chum up

Derived forms: chummed, chums, chumming

See also: sidekick

Type of: bait, befriend, decoy, friend, lure, salmon

Part of: genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus

Encyclopedia: Chum