New Word #78: Friendship

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I am a little surprised there are quite a lot of words about friendship. I think there are more, and let me know if I miss any. These are all regularly used words.

buddy:a close friend.

sorority: a women’s student organization formed chiefly for social purposes and having a name consisting of Greek letters.

fraternity: a group of people sharing a common profession or interests.

sisterhood: an association, society, or community of women linked by a common interest, religion, or trade.

brotherhood: 1 : the state of being a brother. 2 : a group of people who are engaged in the same business or have a similar interest. 3 : feelings of friendship, support, and understanding between people.

sidekick: a person’s assistant or close associate, especially one who has less authority than that person.

confidant:a person with whom one shares a secret or private matter, trusting them not to repeat it to others.

pal: a good friend

soul mate: a person ideally suited to another as a close friend or romantic partner.

acquaintance: a person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend.

bestie: (informal) a person’s best friend.

frenemy: (informal) a person who is or pretends to be a friend but who is also in some ways an enemy

BFF: a person’s best friend.

chum: a close friend

amigo: a friend

beau: a boyfriend or male admirer.

chaperone: a person who accompanies and looks after another person or group of people.

keeper: a person who manages or looks after something or someone.

mate: a fellow member or joint occupant of a specified thing.

bromance: (slang) a close but nonsexual relationship between two men.

squad: a small group engaged in a common effort or occupation.

comrade: a companion who shares one’s activities or is a fellow member of an organization.

flirtationship: (slang) A social situation that comprises more than a friendship, but less than a relationship

superfan: (slang) a person who has an extreme or obsessive admiration for a particular person or thing.

47 thoughts on “New Word #78: Friendship

  1. Wow this is a great list my friend. I learned a new word today too. Thank you.

    “frenemy: (informal) a person who is or pretends to be a friend but who is also in some ways an enemy”

    Nicely done. Thanks so much. Love ❤️ Joni

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  2. May I offer some Cockney (inner London, especially working class areas) rhyming slang ? Friend = my old china, as in: “Hello, my old china.” This comes the adjective phrase ‘china plate’ which rhymes with ‘mate’ and mate means friend. Note the lower case ‘c’ in ‘china’ because it refers to a plate made of percaline (china) NOT from the country China.

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        1. Oh, I have to tell you I have a friend who’s addicted to it and he spends all his spare time on it, while his wife spends all her time on another social media. It is a social media crazed family.


        2. oh dang! That reminds me of when I used to wait tables at a restaurant, sometimes couples would dine together and although it was obviously a dinner date, they would hardly look at each other for the whole meal. Both glued to their phones.

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