buddy system


Definition of buddy system

: an arrangement in which two individuals are paired (as for mutual safety in a hazardous situation)

Examples of buddy system in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web June 21, 2022 Wear a lifejacket, use the buddy system and be careful. oregonlive, 21 June 2022 The buddy system is especially beneficial for people with seizure disorders or other medical conditions that increase their risk of drowning. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 16 June 2022 The police department urged people gathering in social settings to use the buddy system, to be mindful that drinks are being served directly by a bartender or server, and to watch drinks at all times, including taking it to the restroom if needed. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 31 May 2022 The school quickly devised a buddy system where each new arrival from Ukraine could be paired with another student, who serves as an interpreter and helps with acclimation. Angie Leventis Lourgos, Chicago Tribune, 29 May 2022 Use the buddy system to ensure that no one leaves camp or travels to and from it alone. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 30 May 2019 Despite spending $300,000 on security and implementing a buddy system for workers to safely be outdoors, the division of the U.S. Geological Survey is looking to move. Sara Cline, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Mar. 2022 Bob Rainboth, a firefighter in Ottawa, told the CBC that using a buddy system could be one effective method, as long as at least one partner was on shore or on the bridge to prevent passersby from confusing surfing with flailing. The Editors, Outside Online, 13 May 2015 Snapchat on Friday announced a buddy system-like feature that allows its users to share their real-time location with friends for a period of time. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of buddy system

1920, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

26 Jun 2022

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“Buddy system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buddy%20system. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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