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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Probably from brother

buddy

noun
     
bud‧dy plural buddies [countable]
1 informal a friend:
We're good buddies.
2 American English spoken used to talk to a man or boy, especially one you do not know:
Hey, buddy! This your car?
WORD FOCUS: friend WORD FOCUS: friend
similar words: mate BrE informal, buddy AmE informal, pal informal, chum BrE informal, crony disapproving


See also
friend

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