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Names used for talking to a man or boy - synonyms or related words

man

noun

informal

used for talking to a man or a boy

sonny

noun

old-fashioned

used for talking to a boy or young man who you do not know very well, often in a threatening way

mate

noun

used for talking in a friendly way to someone, especially a man

son

noun

spoken

a friendly way of addressing a boy or a man who is younger than you

sport

noun

American and Australian

informal

used for talking in a friendly way to a boy or man

bud

noun

American

spoken

used for talking to a male friend

bro

noun

spoken

used especially by young people for talking in a friendly way to a man or boy

buster

noun

spoken

an impolite word used when talking to a man whose name you do not know, especially someone you are annoyed with

dude

noun

used for talking in a friendly or threatening way to a man you do not know

buddy

noun

American

spoken

used for talking to a man whose name you do not know

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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