new chum


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new chum

n
1. archaic informal Austral and NZ a recent British immigrant
2. Austral a novice in any activity
3. (Historical Terms) Austral (in the 19th century) a new arrival in a hulk
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But to the new chum who has no constitutional understanding of men and life in the rough, the Solomons may indeed prove terrible.
I must trust to the sound sleeping of Ewbank upstairs, open the door myself, knock the visitor down, or shoot him with the revolver I had been new chum enough to buy before leaving Melbourne, and make a dash for that clump of trees and the doctor's mare.
And along came poor Hughie and me, two new chums, to take hold of that hard-bitten gang.
Thanks to the support of leaders like Quebecor, the new CHUM will have a society-wide impact while achieving the highest standards of excellence.
SERIAL murderer Rose West spends her days listening to Radio 4 with a new chum.
Then there was Sara's special new chum Eve - entering the fray after Sue brilliantly rehashed Inspector Clouseau's rather too well known "It's not my dog" routine.
I nod, though I'm too embarrassed to admit to my new chum that I've never heard of that particular make of car.
One small thing, however: Michael Wadell is an admitted new chum to Africa, but someone should tell him that Africa is not a country (Aprils African Adventures).
Former Mirror editor Morgan joked that his new chum was "disappearing up his LA backside" - but responded with a hug.
Let's have a game," said one new chum I met on the train, after I explained the rules.
For example you could choose a pen pal or new chum on the belief that you both enjoy having your thirst for knowledge quenched by a good book or essay.