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    Default What's the female equivalent of "buddy"?

    I know that buddy is a word used mainly for a male friend of a man. But is there any word used for a female friend?

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    Default Re: What's the female equivalent of "buddy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by santiagop View Post
    I know that buddy is a word used mainly for a male friend of a man. But is there any word used for a female friend?

    There are not many words to replace female friend, at least not here in the U.S. One reason might be that women are not prone to use as much slang as men. Another is that in today's world the PC police try to stamp out any word that differentiates male from female. They don't even like "female friend".

    Personally, I use the term buddy for some females I consider fairly close friends. I see nothing wrong with calling a female "buddy"; however, I like "mi amiga" because it is friendly and most everybody understands.

    You could use "gal-pal" or "girl-bud".
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    Default Re: What's the female equivalent of "buddy"?

    More of a slang thing probably, but "sis" sounds like a good option to me.

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    Default Re: What's the female equivalent of "buddy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by francot View Post
    More of a slang thing probably, but "sis" sounds like a good option to me.
    It could be a good option. Let's make it viral hahaha

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    Default Re: What's the female equivalent of "buddy"?

    It IS a good option. Sorta like "bro". I've heard "sister" used, as well as "girl" when addressing a friend.
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    Default Re: What's the female equivalent of "buddy"?

    Could "gal" be an option too?

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    Default Re: What's the female equivalent of "buddy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by santiagop View Post
    Could "gal" be an option too?
    I think so. I've also heard men refer to female friends as "gal-pal"
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    Default Re: What's the female equivalent of "buddy"?

    ¿Y qué ocurre en español? Escucho mucho el término "fiera".

    - ¿Qué haces, fiera?
    - ¿Qué decís, fierita?


    Entiendo que "fiera" podría referirse a una mujer, también.

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