word referring to a person who you are friendly with, but may not actually know. Also 'mer' or 'chick-mer' for the gender specific.
Can refer to strangers.
" This guy was looking for you, dude-mer that works at the record store"
" Oh, you mean Steve. Sweet, thanks "
" No problem, man. Got a smoke? "
" Nah, ask chick-mer over there. "