Türkische aussprache çʌm
Etymologie [ 'ch&m ] (noun.) 1684. Chum is one of the many words of Indian origin, e.g. pyjamas, bungalow, shampoo and chutney that have entered the English language because of the historical involvement of India and the British Empire. The chummery was the Urdu name given to the building in which unmarried British army officers were quartered.