Buddy definition

bŭdē
A good friend; a comrade.
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Friend or comrade; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy.

Watch it, buddy.

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A close friend; companion; comrade; esp., a comrade in arms.
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To associate as a buddy or buddies.

Buddied around with the older guys.

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(informal) To associate as a buddy or buddies.
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A partner, especially one of a pair or team associated under the buddy system.
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Either of two persons paired off in a partnership arrangement (buddy system) for mutual help and protection, as in combat or in children's camp activities.
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The definition of a buddy is a close friend or a pal.

An example of a buddy is your faithful dog.

An example of your buddy is your friend with whom you go and get a beer.

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A partner for a particular activity.

Drinking buddies.

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A male nickname.
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(rare, chiefly US) A male given name.
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An informal and friendly address to a stranger; a friendly placeholder name for a person one does not know.

Hey, buddy, I think you dropped this.

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To assign a buddy, or partner.
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A friend or casual acquaintance.

They have been buddies since they were in school.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
buddy
Plural:
buddies

Origin of buddy

  • Probably alteration of brother

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Colloquial butty (1802), meaning companion, also the form of an older dialect term meaning workmate, associated with coal mining. Itself believed derived from booty fellow (1530), a partner with whom one shares booty or loot.

    From Wiktionary

  • From buddy.

    From Wiktionary