AskDefine | Define buddy

Dictionary Definition

buddy n : a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities [syn: brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekick]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A friend or casual acquaintance.
    They have been buddies since they were in school.
  2. A partner for a particular activity.
    drinking buddies
  3. An informal address to a stranger; a placeholder name for a person one does not know.
    Hey, buddy, I think you dropped this.


friend or casual acquaintance
partner for a particular activity
informal address to a stranger

Extensive Definition

Buddy may refer to:
In Brands and products
In Entertainment and the arts
Buddy is the name of:
As a given name or nickname:
As a nickname:
As the name of fictional characters:
  • Buddy (Elf), the character played by Will Ferrell in the film Elf
  • Buddy (Looney Tunes), an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes
  • Buddy (The Short Circus), a member of The Short Circus on the American television series The Electric Company
  • Buddy Lembeck, a character on the 1980s situation comedy Charles in Charge
  • Buddy Bradley, the protagonist of Peter Bagge's comic book Hate!
  • Little Buddy, The Skipper's pet name for Gilligan on the TV series Gilligan's Island

See also

buddy in German: Buddy
buddy in Dutch: Buddy
buddy in Norwegian: Buddy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ace, amigo, associate, aunt, auntie, bedfellow, bedmate, benchfellow, birthmate, blood brother, bosom buddy, boy, brethren, brother, bub, bubba, buck, bud, bunkie, bunkmate, butty, camarade, chamberfellow, chum, classmate, clubmate, co-worker, colleague, colt, comate, companion, company, compeer, comrade, confrere, consociate, consort, copartner, copemate, copesmate, couchmate, country cousin, cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, cradlemate, crony, cub, cupmate, daughter, father, fellow, fellow student, fellow worker, first cousin, fledgling, foster brother, frater, general partner, girl friend, gossip, grandnephew, grandniece, granduncle, great-aunt, great-uncle, half brother, hobbledehoy, jailmate, kid brother, lad, laddie, manchild, master, mate, messmate, mother, muchacho, nephew, niece, nuncle, nunks, nunky, old crony, pal, pard, pardner, partner, pewmate, playfellow, playmate, pup, puppy, roommate, running mate, schoolboy, schoolfellow, schoolmate, second cousin, secret partner, shelfmate, shipmate, shopmate, side partner, sidekick, sidekicker, silent partner, sis, sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern, sleeping partner, son, sonny, sonny boy, special partner, stepbrother, stepsister, tablemate, teammate, tentmate, unc, uncle, uncs, uterine brother, watchmate, waymate, whelp, workfellow, yokefellow, yokemate, young man, youth
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