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bud·dy

 (bŭd′ē) Informal
n. pl. bud·dies
1. A good friend; a comrade.
2. A partner, especially one of a pair or team associated under the buddy system.
3. Friend or comrade; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy: Watch it, buddy.
intr.v. bud·died, bud·dy·ing, bud·dies
To associate as a buddy or buddies: buddied around with the older guys.
Phrasal Verb:
buddy up
To ingratiate oneself, as by presuming friendship: buddied up to the coach in hopes of making the team.

[Probably alteration of brother.]

buddy

(ˈbʌdɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. chiefly US and Canadian an informal word for friend Also called (as a term of address): bud
2. (Social Welfare) a volunteer who visits and gives help and support to a person suffering from AIDS
3. (Social Welfare) a volunteer who gives help and support to a person who has become disabled but is returning to work
vb, -dying or -died
(Social Welfare) (intr) to act as a buddy to a person suffering from AIDS
[C19: probably a baby-talk variant (US) of brother]

bud•dy

(ˈbʌd i)

n., pl. -dies, n.
1. a friend, comrade, or partner; chum.
v.i.
2. to become friendly or work closely together (usu. fol. by up or with).
[1840–50, Amer.]

buddy


Past participle: buddied
Gerund: buddying

Imperative
buddy
buddy
Present
I buddy
you buddy
he/she/it buddies
we buddy
you buddy
they buddy
Preterite
I buddied
you buddied
he/she/it buddied
we buddied
you buddied
they buddied
Present Continuous
I am buddying
you are buddying
he/she/it is buddying
we are buddying
you are buddying
they are buddying
Present Perfect
I have buddied
you have buddied
he/she/it has buddied
we have buddied
you have buddied
they have buddied
Past Continuous
I was buddying
you were buddying
he/she/it was buddying
we were buddying
you were buddying
they were buddying
Past Perfect
I had buddied
you had buddied
he/she/it had buddied
we had buddied
you had buddied
they had buddied
Future
I will buddy
you will buddy
he/she/it will buddy
we will buddy
you will buddy
they will buddy
Future Perfect
I will have buddied
you will have buddied
he/she/it will have buddied
we will have buddied
you will have buddied
they will have buddied
Future Continuous
I will be buddying
you will be buddying
he/she/it will be buddying
we will be buddying
you will be buddying
they will be buddying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been buddying
you have been buddying
he/she/it has been buddying
we have been buddying
you have been buddying
they have been buddying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been buddying
you will have been buddying
he/she/it will have been buddying
we will have been buddying
you will have been buddying
they will have been buddying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been buddying
you had been buddying
he/she/it had been buddying
we had been buddying
you had been buddying
they had been buddying
Conditional
I would buddy
you would buddy
he/she/it would buddy
we would buddy
you would buddy
they would buddy
Past Conditional
I would have buddied
you would have buddied
he/she/it would have buddied
we would have buddied
you would have buddied
they would have buddied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buddy - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activitiesbuddy - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
cobber - Australian term for a pal
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"

buddy

noun (Chiefly U.S. & Canad.) friend, mate (informal), pal, companion, comrade, chum (informal), crony, main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), homeboy (slang, chiefly U.S.), cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal) We became great buddies.

buddy

noun
1. Informal. A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts:
Informal: bud.
Slang: sidekick.
2. Informal. One who shares interests or activities with another:
Informal: pal.
Translations
رَفِيقٌصَديق
kamarádkámoš
kammeratpartnerven
kaveritoveri
drug
vinur
仲間
친구
draugužis
draugsvecais zēns
kamoš
prijatelj
kompis
เพื่อน
bạn

buddy

[ˈbʌdɪ]
A. N (esp US) → amigo m, amigote m, compadre m (LAm), cuate m (Mex) , pata m (Peru) ; (in direct address) → hermano m, macho m (Sp)
B. CPD buddy movie N película en la que los personajes centrales son un par de amigotes
buddy system N they use the buddy systememplean el amiguismo, se ayudan mutuamente

buddy

[ˈbʌdi] n
(gen) (= friend) (mainly US)copain m
to be buddy buddy with sb (US)être copains comme cochons
[HIV/AIDS patient] bénévole prenant part à un programme d'accompagnement de malades du sida

buddy

n (US inf) → Kumpel m; hey, buddy!he, Kumpel, hör mal!; (threatening) → hör mal zu, Kumpel or Freundchen (inf)

buddy

[ˈbʌdɪ] n (esp Am) → amico, compagno
they've been buddies for years → sono amiconi da anni

buddy

(ˈbadi) plural ˈbuddies noun
(especially American) a friend.

buddy

رَفِيقٌ kamarád partner Kumpel φίλος colega kaveri pote drug compagno 仲間 친구 maat kamerat kolega colega товарищ kompis เพื่อน ahbap bạn 伙伴
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