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Boyfriend vs. Buddy

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Boyfriendnoun

A male partner in an unmarried romantic relationship.

Buddynoun

A friend or casual acquaintance.

‘They have been buddies since they were in school.’;

Boyfriendnoun

A male friend.

Buddynoun

A partner for a particular activity.

‘drinking buddies’;

Boyfriendnoun

a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman;

‘if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked’;

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.’;

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Boyfriend

A boyfriend is a male friend or acquaintance, often specifying a regular male companion with whom a person is romantically or sexually involved.A boyfriend can also be called an admirer, beau, suitor and sweetheart. The analogous female term is .

‘girlfriend’;

Buddyverb

(transitive) To assign a buddy, or partner, to.

Buddyadjective

Resembling a bud.

Buddynoun

a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

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