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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term β€œsecond string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A β€œSecond String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
by Deus-ex-machina August 26, 2020
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between 60th and 116th streets on the west side of new york city, clearly it is the best place to live. definately NOT as snobby and obnoxious as the upper east side.
theres a party on the upper west side tonight...must be good.
by heck yes. April 26, 2005
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The best place to live in NYC. Just as rich but not as snobby as the east side of Manhattan.
by westie May 20, 2005
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A neighborhood in Manhattan that thinks it is less snobby/wealthy than the Upper East Side, when in fact it's EXACTLY THE SAME.
"Yo, is that person from the Upper East side?"

"Dunno, either that or the Upper West Side, I can't tell"
by ben1 August 24, 2005
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The upper west side is if not the BEST place to resid in NYC!!! It is beautiful, has beautiful people, and yes..i admit they are extremly rich or nuavo rich..but hey it is full of rich families. Just because you live there does not mean you are snobby. I attend a prep school, live in a penthouse suite with my own doorman on the UWS- and i am not snobby at all. I am a prep, and a true preppy isn't snobby. We are just unapproached and that is a common miscoseption about preppies..
The upper west side is one of the best places you'll ever go in your life! It roxz and if you can afford to live there you should, ITS the BEST part of the whole of Manhattan , actually in NYC..Come visit us!
by Talan May 11, 2006
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