"chumming-up" Definition

  1. an old custom amongst prisoners before the present regulations were in vogue, and before imprisonment for debt was abolished; when a fresh man was admitted to their number, rough music was made with pokers, tongs, sticks, and saucepans. For this ovation the initiated prisoner had to pay, or “fork over,” half-a-crown—or submit to a loss of coat and waistcoat.

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Position in the dictionary: 648 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: chummy, chump, chunk, church a yack, churchwarden, cinder, circumbendibus, clack-box, claggum, clam, or clem
Previous words in the dictionary: chum, chull, chuff it, chucks!, chuckle-head, chuck up, chuck in, chuck a stall, chuck a jolly, chuck

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