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ˈbʌd ibud·dy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buddy, brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekicknoun

    a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities


  1. buddynoun

    A friend or casual acquaintance.

    They have been buddies since they were in school.

  2. buddynoun

    A partner for a particular activity.

    drinking buddies

  3. buddynoun

    An informal and friendly address to a stranger; a friendly placeholder name for a person one does not know.

    Hey, buddy, I think you dropped this.

  4. buddyverb

    To assign a buddy, or partner.

  5. Etymology: * Colloquial butty (1802), meaning companion, also the form of an older dialect term meaning workmate, associated with coal mining. Itself believed derived from booty fellow (1530), a partner with whom one shares booty or loot.


  1. Buddy

    "B.U.D.D.Y." (pronounced "Buddy") is the first single from Musiq Soulchild's fourth album Luvanmusiq. It was released on January 30, 2007 after being given to radio stations in the US in late November 2006. It contains samples from De La Soul's "Buddy (Native Tongues Decision Remix)", Taana Gardner's "Heartbeat" and interpolations from the composition "Heartbeat (Kenton Mix)". The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 50th Grammy Awards but lost to "Future Baby Mama" by Prince. The lyrics are a man's attempts to persuade a girl he can be her "buddy".


  1. Buddy

    "Buddy" is the third single released by De La Soul from their album 3 Feet High and Rising. The song is often cited as an example of an effective remix; one that includes a change of song lyrics or beat. In this case, both the original song's lyrics and the musical bed received a make over. With its Taana Gardner sampling bassline, the 7 minute 12" version was clearly tailor-made for dancefloors and provided a striking contrast to the laid back album version. The song was also famous for featuring the major members of the Native Tongues posse, including Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah and Monie Love. While Phife appears in the video itself and is heard in the extended mix, the mix in the video eliminates his entire verse.


  1. Buddy

    The Buddy Platform is the first BaaS that Powers, Optimizes and Measures your Apps. Buddy enables developers to build engaging, cloud-connected apps without having to write, test, manage or scale server-side code or infrastructure. Build against Buddy’s collections of APIs that offer complete end-to-end scenarios like geo-location, photo albums, chat/messaging, image filters, user accounts, friends and more.Every interaction that a user has with an app built on Buddy generates incredibly high fidelity analytics, all captured in real-time by the Platform with no additional client or server-side code required. Track usage of each feature in your app by demographics, location and intent - now you can go “back in time” and adjust the metrics you’re tracking without needing to update and resubmit your app.Leverage the Buddy Platform, and satisfy all your cloud infrastructure needs in one place!

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buddy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buddy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of buddy in a Sentence

  1. Scott Larimer:

    That was an agonizing choice they had to make, to leave a buddy behind.

  2. Will Smith:

    When I went in, it was for a purpose. ... I probably got a lot of that from Bobby, watching him, and how guys respect that. I do n’t have to be their buddy. I respect each and every one of them. But I kind of feel like that’s their haven in there.

  3. Lenyell Blanton:

    We were at the river looking and slid off into a mud hole for about two hours, then me and my buddy Adrian started walking and Blake Shelton stopped and asked if we needed some help.

  4. Mike Ditka:

    The ’85 Bears wouldn’t have been the ’85 Bears without Buddy Ryan, the players absolutely loved him.

  5. Steve Purcell:

    You crack me up, little buddy.

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