the buddy system

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the buddy system

US
: an arrangement in which two people help or protect each other
  • If your children walk to school, have them use the buddy system.

Word by Word Definitions

buddy play
  1. : companion, partner

  2. : friend

  3. : fellow

  1. : to become friendly

  1. : featuring a friendship or partnership between the two main usually male characters

system play
  1. : a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole : such as

  2. : a group of interacting bodies under the influence of related forces

  3. : an assemblage of substances that is in or tends to equilibrium


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