comrade or chum (often used as a term of address).
to be a companion; be friendly or on intimate terms.
to become friendly; be on friendly or intimate terms.
to work closely together: to buddy up with a student from another high school.
buddy up to, to become friendly with or curry the favor of: He was buddying up to the political bosses.
Other definitions for Buddy (2 of 2)
a male given name.
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How to use buddy in a sentence
A Dupont resident said he has a hookup buddy with whom he spends time because it’s pandemic-safe and convenient.
The more friends and battlefield buddies ISIS shot dead or rocketed or beheaded, the more motivated she and her forces grew to shove these men out of their town and to hand them their first military defeat.The Women Who Fought to Defend Their Homes Against ISIS | Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | February 22, 2021 | Time
That’s a technique used by buddy’s, the beloved chain of his youth whose recent expansion has helped fuel the craze for Detroit’s pies, and can keep the dough from being weighed down while it bakes.Pizza Hut’s Detroit style is crunchy and cheesy, but one expert says Motor City natives ‘would be offended’ | Emily Heil | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
I was more concerned about spending the day with my buddy, which was probably helpful because he was a funny dude.
Grab a buddy One major point of this trip is to bond, and you know who in your circle loves winter and snow as much as you do.
Willingham soon suspected his buddy was involved in bad stuff.
One day they were trying things out and started playing old buddy Holly songs.
So the Beatles had recorded that buddy Holly song many times?
For instance, the Beatles rendition of Crying, Waiting, Hoping, the great buddy Holly song.
Alas, there will be no buddy movie to capture the Abramson/McConnell rapport.
buddy Pigg slipped out of a back window, and ran home with his tail behind him.Uncle Wiggily's Adventures | Howard R. Garis
He confers with his buddy as to how to win Baby, the belle of Dark City.The Soul of John Brown | Stephen Graham
How Baby wished you were there to see little baby, says buddy.The Soul of John Brown | Stephen Graham
"It's your mammy's faith, all the same, buddy," said the father gravely.The Quickening | Francis Lynde
His name is buddy Jones—tha's whut it tis—and I 'members him when he wam't nothin' but jes' de same ez de mud onder yore feet.Back Home | Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for buddy
mainly US and Canadian an informal word for friend Also called (as a term of address): bud
a volunteer who visits and gives help and support to a person suffering from AIDS
a volunteer who gives help and support to a person who has become disabled but is returning to work
(intr) to act as a buddy to a person suffering from AIDS
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