The word "buddy" is similar to the word "friend"; however, a person who is a buddy is a very good friend. Men usually use this word, but some women use it also:
Tyler likes to hang out with his buddies.
Sometimes the word "buddy" is used sarcastically or in anger. In this case, the person referred to as a buddy is not a friend–just the opposite:
Note: If you live in the United States, it’s common to hear a parent call his or her child "buddy."
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October 20, 2014