Buddy may refer to:

* A friend
* A partner for a particular activity
* Buddy (dog), pet of former U.S. President Bill Clinton
* Buddy memory allocation, a dynamic memory allocation system for computers.
* Buddy system, any system in which two people work together, especially for safety reasons

In Brands and products
* Buddy (scooter), a motorscooter sold in the U.S. by Genuine Scooters and manufactured by PGO Scooters.
* Buddy (electric car)

In Entertainment and the arts
* Buddy (band), a California indie pop band
* "Buddy" (film), a 1997 motion picture about a gorilla named Buddy
* Buddy (2003 film), a Norwegian film
* "Buddy" (song), a 1989 song by De La Soul
* "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story", a jukebox musical on the career of Buddy Holly
* "B.U.D.D.Y.", a 2007 single by Musiq Soulchild

Buddy is the name of:

As a given name or nickname:
* Buddy Bell, American baseball player
* Buddy Cianci (nickname for Vincent Cianci), long-time mayor of Providence, Rhode Island
* Buddy DeFranco, American jazz clarinetist
* Buddy Dyer, mayor of Orlando, Florida
* Buddy Ebsen, American actor best known for his role in "The Beverly Hillbillies"
* Lance "Buddy" Franklin, Australian Rules Football player
* Buddy Greco, American jazz and pop singer and pianist
* Buddy Guy, American guitarist
* Buddy Hackett, American actor and comedian
* Buddy Holly, pioneering American rock and roll musician
* Buddy Jewell, American country musician
* Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and bandleader
* Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American actor and jazz musician
* "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, American professional wrestler

As the name of fictional characters:
* Buddy (Elf), the character played by Will Ferrell in the film "Elf"
* Buddy (Looney Tunes), an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes
* Buddy (The Short Circus), a member of The Short Circus on the American television series "The Electric Company"
* Buddy Lembeck, a character on the 1980s situation comedy "Charles in Charge"
* Buddy Bradley, the protagonist of Peter Bagge's comic book "Hate!"
* Little Buddy, The Skipper's pet name for Gilligan on the TV series "Gilligan's Island"

See also

*Bud (disambiguation)
*Buddies (disambiguation)

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