buddy system

noun

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 Before Covid-19, the ACLU Indiana had run a campaign to connect trans voters with one another, called #TRANSformThePolls, for in-person voting rights education and to encourage a buddy system to go vote together. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, "The Quiet Suppression of Trans Voters," 30 Oct. 2020 Now and during more normal times, this buddy system allow students to support each other's mental wellbeing. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Looked Ready for Back-to-School in This Autumnal Look," 6 Oct. 2020 Aaron Mares, associate medical director for the Pittsburgh Marathon, emphasizes the importance of sharing your route with someone or using a buddy system while still following local and state social distancing guidelines. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "How to Motivate and Safely Train for Marathon Season During the Pandemic," 28 Sep. 2020 Rood also recommends that seniors have a buddy system in place and check in with each other regularly. AZCentral.com, "In Phoenix, rising temperatures day and night kill more people each year," 27 Aug. 2020 Vieira and Angela LaGreca, a supervising producer of The Meredith Vieira Show, used the buddy system to get mammograms as part of a segment for Vieira’s show, and LaGreca’s test detected cancer. Korin Miller, Health.com, "Meredith Vieira's Grandmother Had Metastatic Breast Cancer—And Now She's Helping Others With the Disease," 12 Aug. 2020 Throughout the wash and dry process, the socks will stay together—the buddy system at its finest. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Simple Laundry Trick Will Make Sure You Never Lose a Sock Again," 6 July 2020 Her method involved the same principles as the buddy system, as The New York Times wrote in 1976, not unlike Alcoholics Anonymous and Weight Watchers. Penelope Green, BostonGlobe.com, "Barbara Sher, 84, dies; prescribed self-help with a dose of humor," 30 May 2020 Analytics are supposed to be just about numbers, not factors like emotion, gut feel and the buddy system. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "Why did Giants hire Gabe Kapler? Gut feeling beat out hard truths," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of buddy system

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Buddy system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buddy%20system. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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