Buddy noun - A person who has a strong liking for and trust in another.
Usage example: my old college buddy is the one person I can always turn to
Friend noun - A person who has a strong liking for and trust in another.
Usage example: really close friends who like to do everything together and are always sharing secrets
Buddy is a synonym for friend in companion topic. You can use "Buddy" instead a noun "Friend", if it concerns topics such as love, confidant, pal. informal substitute
Both words in one sentence
- The "pal/buddy/friend" exchange in "Canada on Strike".
Source: This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!
- There's a minor Running Gag from the webcomic Buddy and Friend involving a contaminated well.
Source: Cool, Clear Water
- Tarantyev's buddy thinks he can pull off robbing Oblomov blind, but his friend Stolz happens to be on first-name base with the general, who gets Mukhoyarov (said buddy) fired.
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