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Friends and acquaintances - synonyms or related words

bestie

noun

informal someone’s bestie is their best friend

BFF

abbreviation

best friend(s) forever: used in social media to refer to a very close friend

wingman

noun

a man who helps and supports another man

friends

noun

someone you know well and like, but who is not a member of your family

acquaintance

noun

someone you know a little, who is not a close friend

companion

noun

a friend or pet that you spend a lot of time with

mate

noun

Britishinformal a friend

pal

noun

informal old-fashioned a friend

chum

noun

informal old-fashioned a close friend

girlfriend

noun

a female friend of a woman

BuzzWord

gig economy

an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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Open Dictionary

fake news

a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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