noun \ˈbə-dē\

: a close friend

—used to address a man who you do not know

: a person who does some activity with you

plural buddies

Full Definition of BUDDY

a :  companion, partner
b :  friend 1
:  fellow —used especially in informal address

Examples of BUDDY

  1. His fishing buddy just bought a new boat.
  2. <my old college buddy is the one person I can always turn to>

Origin of BUDDY

probably baby talk alteration of brother
First Known Use: 1850

Rhymes with BUDDY


intransitive verb
bud·died bud·dy·ing

Definition of BUDDY

:  to become friendly —usually used with up or with

First Known Use of BUDDY


Rhymes with BUDDY



: telling a story about a friendship between two usually male characters

Full Definition of BUDDY

:  featuring a friendship or partnership between the two main usually male characters <a buddy movie>

First Known Use of BUDDY



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