bosom chum

bosom chum

1. One's close or closest friend; a friend one holds dear to one's heart. We grew up right next door to each other, so we have been bosom chums since we were kids.
2. Lice on one's body. Ugh, I'm so itchy—I really hope my bosom chums aren't back.
See also: bosom, chum

bosom chums

and bosom friends
n. lice. The old guy sat there scratching at his bosom chums. My bosom friends keep me awake all night.
See also: bosom, chum
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"The Daily Nation reported that Mr Raila Odinga, the former fire-eating opposition chief-turned bosom chum of his previous nemesis President Uhuru Kenyatta, spoke thus on February 14.
Sapphic Sophie locked lips with her bosom chum Sian - while Bill the builder stood in the street and yelled: "Come out whoever you are!"
A bad week in Germany was predicted here and his 52nd place in the Deutsche Bank Open will have done nothing for his confidence, particularly with his bosom chum Tiger Woods whacking him out of sight by almost five shots a round.
crescent members have been confessing to becoming bosom chums with a horse called Majesty, a duck and another rabbit - named the rabbit.