The Staggers 6 August 2016 Word of the week: Chummours Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. NSSign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. After David Cameron named his candidates for peerages, the word of the week is: Chummours list (n) How a failed prime minister rewards his friends. Origin: New Statesman reader. Usage: "Cameron made good use of the chummours list to reward his friends and supporters." "There's a silver lining to Brexit - chummours." "I'm taking you off my chummours list." Articles to read if you want to be on a chummours list: Shami Chakrabarti’s peerage underlines the problem with the House of Lords Do you have a suggestion for next week's word? Share it in the form below. Loading... › Manchester's Labour mayoral candidate needs more than a famous name Julia Rampen is the digital night editor at the Liverpool Echo, and the former digital news editor of the New Statesman. She has also been deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!