A buddy is a good friend. Your best buddy in elementary school may still be a good buddy when you graduate from high school.

If you love to hang out with a certain friend, she's your buddy. You could also call her your pal or your chum. Sometimes when kids are new in school, a teacher will ask another student to be their buddy — to help them feel comfortable and welcome. The word first appeared in the mid-19th century in the US, either as slang for brother or from the British butty, or "companion."

Definitions of buddy
  1. noun
    a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    synonyms: brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekick
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    Australian term for a pal
    type of:
    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
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