chimo

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Inuktitut ᓴᐃᒧ (saimu, goodbye; peace be with you).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

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chimo

  1. (Canada) hello; goodbye.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Chimo was incorporated into English by an act of the Federal Government of Canada in 1967 in an effort to create a national greeting akin to ciao or aloha. The word was somewhat popular during the Canadian centennial celebrations, but in current use is mostly ironic.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chimo (plural chimos)

  1. (US, prison slang) child molester
    • 2011, S. Beth Lucchese, Vamp in the Mirror: Vampire Romance and Adventure
      I can spot a chimo before he gets the chance to do harm.
    • 2015, Lis Wiehl, The Mia Quinn Collection
      In prison, a chimo—slang for child molester—was the lowest of the low.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin chȳmus, from Ancient Greek χῡμός (khūmós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈki.mo/, [ˈk̟iːmo]
  • Rhymes: -imo
  • Stress: chìmo
  • Hyphenation: chi‧mo

Noun[edit]

chimo m (plural chimi)

  1. (physiology) chyme