'buddy' as an address (vocative) among guys

I have observed guys will often address as 'buddy' another guy either younger, smaller, or somehow bearing less status; this far it is not an overt, hostile put-down, but a more subtle; the speaker extends his friendship even while asserting superiority, whether in age, status or knowing experience.

I would say this sphere of the word only extends especially to acquaintances rather than the closest of friends; among close friends, if there's an alpha in the group, he might use 'buddy' on the others; but if there's a perceived equality, 'buddy' may then not carry these subtle social shades.
TIM, 12: Hey Pete.
PETE, 18: What's up buddy.
by Lotroot May 08, 2007
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1. friend, pal, compatriot, someone you don't know the name of, someone you don't want to tell the name of

2. close friend, pal, compatriot

3. used to describe budding fungi, or any other thing that... buds.
Buddy's keeping The Notebook captive again.

How 'bout that buddy yeast....
by miso December 02, 2003
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You're in the friend zone.
You're screwed.
Guy: I love you.
Girl: Aw, I love you too buddy!
by amay128 September 24, 2010
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1: a good friend that you are confortable being around and sharing things with.
2: a condescending term used sarcastically to describe someone that you consider below yourself.
"I'm going to have some beers with my buddy tonight."

"Buddy just told me I can't park my car here."
by Samuel WIlliams November 08, 2006
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A nice word that men use in presenting some sort of emotional affection towards other men.
Man #1: I'm really scared.

Man #2: Everything is going to be okay, buddy.
by souldude May 24, 2009
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A term that young American guys use to refer to their friend.
"My buddy lives there," or "I'm going to my buddy's house tonight."
by annee January 12, 2006
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1970's and early 1980's slang for off-brand sneakers.
"Haha! His mom bought him buddies! They aren't Converse, they're Kmart Traxx!"

"Buddies, they make your feet feel fine.
Buddies, they're just a dollar forty-nine."
by jafafa January 27, 2006
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