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Definition of buddy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. buddies)
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  1. 1(also bud) (informal) a friend an old college buddy of mine Howard and Mike were drinking buddies.
  2. 2(also bud) (informal) used to speak to a man you do not know “Where to, buddy?” the driver asked.
  3. 3a partner who does an activity with you so that you can help each other The school uses a buddy system to pair newcomers with older students. Her driving buddy was in trouble.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: buddy