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 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 The Chrysler Building took his own precautions: a buddy system. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade: Phew! Giant Balloons Fly — Just Not Very High," 28 Nov. 2019 Find more info: electricdaisycarnival.com EDC’s website has tips for festival safety, including using the buddy system. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando EDC : Things to know before you go," 1 Nov. 2019 Uribe said that since the 1980s, the buddy system has helped to keep divers safe. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, "With search underway for missing diver, questions remain about health and safety," 2 Oct. 2019 The family that was Joshua’s buddy system was wonderful. Matt Button, baltimoresun.com, "Harford Miracle League breaks ground on adaptive ball field for youth with special needs," 13 Sep. 2019 Keep safety first always; travel in groups, use the buddy system at all times and be aware of your surroundings. Anquanette Gaspard, Essence, "Live It Up: Get On Badder Than Bad at St. Lucia Carnival 2019," 9 July 2019 About 50 participating households have put together a community evacuation plan, a buddy system for alerting and aiding older residents in the event of a fire, and at least one weekend of neighborhood brush clearing. Kurtis Alexander, SFChronicle.com, "Fearful of being the next Paradise, Grass Valley confronts its fire vulnerability," 30 June 2019 The crime shook the community, leading schools in the St. Louis suburbs to institute buddy systems so that no children walked home alone. Antonia Noori Farzan, The Denver Post, "Missouri 9-year-old’s murder went unsolved for 25 years; killer may have been hiding in plain sight before being arrested in Colorado," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of buddy system

1920, in the meaning defined above

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21 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Buddy system.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buddy%20system. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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