bud·​dy-bud·​dy ˌbə-dē-ˈbə-dē How to pronounce buddy-buddy (audio)
: familiarly friendly

Examples of buddy-buddy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Donald Trump isn’t so buddy-buddy with his former star attorney these days. Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, The New Republic, 24 Oct. 2023 Farley expressed a real buddy-buddy persona with the rival CEO, even recalling a story of his own children ribbing him over Tesla’s superior charging network. Umar Shakir, The Verge, 8 June 2023 After the Warriors’ 121-106 win in Game 5 on Wednesday night, Draymond Green went all buddy-buddy with Matthew McConaughey outside the Warriors’ locker room. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of buddy-buddy was in 1944

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“Buddy-buddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buddy-buddy. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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