Definition of buddy system in English:

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buddy system

Pronunciation: /ˈbədē ˌsistəm/


A cooperative arrangement whereby individuals are paired or teamed up and assume responsibility for one another’s instruction, productivity, welfare, or safety.
Example sentences
  • The buddy system is one safety system to verify how many participants are in the water.
  • I know that in parts of the country vets have a buddy system, whereby new vets go out with more experienced ones.
  • It is helpful if a support system is implemented through a buddy system or a training partner.

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Syllabification: bud·dy sys·tem

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