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buddy

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noun bud·dy \ˈbə-dē\

Definition of buddy

plural

buddies

  1. 1 a :  companion, partner b :  friend 1

  2. 2 :  fellow —used especially in informal address

Examples of buddy in a sentence

  1. His fishing buddy just bought a new boat.

  2. <my old college buddy is the one person I can always turn to>

Origin and Etymology of buddy

probably baby talk alteration of brother


First Known Use: 1850


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buddy

verb bud·dy

Definition of buddy

buddied

buddying

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become friendly —usually used with up or with

1918

First Known Use of buddy

1918


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buddy

adjective bud·dy

Definition of buddy

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

1976

First Known Use of buddy

1976



BUDDY Defined for English Language Learners

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buddy

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noun bud·dy \ˈbə-dē\

Definition of buddy for English Language Learners

  • : a close friend

  • —used to address a man who you do not know

  • : a person who does some activity with you


3

buddy

adjective bud·dy

Definition of buddy for English Language Learners

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


BUDDY Defined for Kids

buddy

play
noun bud·dy \ˈbə-dē\

Definition of buddy for Students

plural

buddies

  1. :  a close friend



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