—n. 1. comrade or chum (often used as a term of address).
—v.i. 1. to be a companion; be friendly or on intimate terms.
2. buddy up, a. to become friendly; be on friendly or intimate terms.
b. to work closely together: to buddy up with a student from another high school. 3. buddy up to, to become friendly with or curry the favor of: He was buddying up to the political bosses.
Pronunciation: (bud'ē),[key] —n. a male given name.