Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A good friend; a comrade.
  • n. A partner, especially one of a pair or team associated under the buddy system.
  • n. Friend or comrade; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy: Watch it, buddy.
  • intransitive v. To associate as a buddy or buddies: buddied around with the older guys.
  • buddy up To ingratiate oneself, as by presuming friendship: buddied up to the coach in hopes of making the team.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A friend or casual acquaintance.
  • n. A partner for a particular activity.
  • n. An informal and friendly address to a stranger; a friendly placeholder name for a person one does not know.
  • v. To assign a buddy, or partner.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Probably alteration of brother.

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