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Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

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chimo

  1. (Canada) hello; goodbye.
Usage notesEdit
  • 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 2Edit

Shortening.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

chimo m (plural chimi)

  1. (physiology) chyme