n. a person whom you can trust with nearly any information and count on to help you out of a difficult situation, also gives advice to help you avoid making a mess of your life; many people are considered to be friends, but few truly are.
Bob tells John that he wanted a can of beer despite the fact he is underage and that he had one. John respects Bob's actions and keeps the info to himself.
John has pissed off his landlord and now his life is in danger. Bob grabs whatever weapons are available to him and rushes out to help protect John.
Bob is sad and decides masochism is the answer. John reminds him how stupid that is and that hurting yourself solves nothing.
pseudofriends: (those you think are but really are not friends)
John sells Bob's secret to the school gossip.
John is lost and calls Bob, but Bob hangs up on him and ignores the hail because his favorite show is on TV.
Bob is expecting a call from his girlfriend and John hands the phone to Bob, except John does not tell Bob that it is his mother that called and not his girlfriend. John laughs as Bob takes the phone and says "Hey baby, you want to make some more love tonight?"