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Names used for talking to someone in a friendly way - synonyms or related words

mate

noun

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

babe

noun

spoken

used for talking to a close friend or someone you love

bud

noun

American

spoken

used for talking to a male friend

honey

noun

spoken

used for talking to someone who you care about

baby

noun

spoken

used for talking to someone you love, especially to someone you are in a romantic relationship with or to your child

bro

noun

spoken

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

pardner

noun

American

spoken

used for talking in a friendly way to a man

sugar

noun

spoken

used for talking to someone who you like or love

my man

used for addressing a man who you like

sister

noun

used by women for referring to a woman who they have strong feelings of loyalty and friendship toward

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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dolt

a stupid person

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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