Definition of Chummage

1. a fee demanded from a new chum [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chummage

chum
chum salmon
chum up
chuman
chumans
chumar
chumars
chumble
chumbled
chumbles
chumbling
chumbucket
chumbuckets
chumley
chumleys
chummage (current term)
chummages
chummed
chummeries
chummery
chummier
chummies
chummiest
chummily
chumminess
chumminesses
chumming
chummy
chump
chump-change

Literary usage of Chummage

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"chummage, subs. (old).—Money procured by the practice of chumming together ; but various extensions of meaning appear to have been in vogue at different ..."

2. The Pamphleteer by Abraham John Valpy (1815)
"... the warden out of charity allows them the privilege of separate apartments. The principle of chummage is as follows : on the arrival of a prisoner at ..."

3. The Pamphleteer by Abraham John Valpy (1815)
"The principle of chummage is as follows: on the arrival of a prisoner at the Fleet, ... The chummage takes place immediately, beginning with No. ..."

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