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I could figure out how mother might be able not to see anything but good in Buddy.

Just about then, though, Buddy seemed to have got a bulletin over a special wire.

He was an Irish buddy tae, but there were severals converted.

You know, buddy, somebody ought to teach guys like you a lesson.

It wasn't fair to kick your buddy in the face or get on his ear.

Her theory was good, only Buddy didn't care to gnaw his bone on an evening edition.

No doubt about Buddy's being glad to see me on them occasions.

Anyway, it did Buddy a lot of good and must have been fine practice.

So Buddy gets off by being informed stern that he'd a bad, bad dog.

Any kind of a fox, deceased or otherwise, is fair game for Buddy.

WORD ORIGIN

1850, American English, possibly an alteration of brother, or from British colloquial butty "companion" (1802), itself perhaps a variant of booty in booty fellow "confederate who shares plunder" (1520s). But butty, meaning "work-mate," also was a localized dialect word in England and Wales, attested since 18c., and long associated with coal miners. Short form bud is attested from 1851. Reduplicated form buddy-buddy (adj.) attested by 1952, American English.

Buddy system attested from 1920.

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