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ROBERT asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 8 years ago

Definition of 'Foxhole Buddy'?

I have heard of this term before but don't know what it means. Please elaborate so an ignorant swabbie understands.

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  • 8 years ago
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    It refers to them starting the practice during WWII of at all times, Soldiers should travel in groups of two. It let them keep an eye on each other, and they knew when it was time to buddy up for the mission, who to buddy up with, thus cutting down on battlefield chaos a little bit. And yes, they shared foxholes. Today, we call it "battle buddy." In Army training and on deployment, you're always supposed to have someone go with you, anywhere you go, to keep you safe. For a couple months, they were trying out the phrase "warrior companion," but that just sounded way too gay. True story.

    We joke about calling people our battle buddy, but it's actually a term of endearment. Me and my friend always used to greet each other by saying "hey, battle." It means you trust each other completely. When it's being used like that, you don't call just anyone your battle.

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  • 4 years ago

    Perhaps today's millennials are trying to co-opt the term into something having to do with sex, but I guarantee you that is not what the term originally meant.

    Foxhole buddies - regardless of their background, ethnicity, home of origin, or beliefs - have a shared experience (of having been in a foxhole together during war time) that will bind them as friends for life. As an example, you might have one guy from the Bronx and a guy from west Texas sharing the same foxhole during a major battle or firefight. They watch out for each other - perhaps one watching for danger in one direction while the other looks in another direction. If they survive, there will likely be a strong connection between the two. It sometimes lasts a lifetime.

    Similarly, the term can be and has been used to describe similar situations, like young couples who get acquainted as neighbors, often develop close relationships as they all have babies and raise their families. Their shared experience will often last well beyond any moves out of the neighborhood.

    Hope that helps.

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  • belvin
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    4 years ago

    Buddy Definition

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  • adamek
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    4 years ago

    Define Buddy

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  • 8 years ago

    The term derives from being mates with someone who shares your foxhole, in such a situation you would be forced to trust each other completely, as they share, never share a foxhole with someone braver than you.

    Nowdays, it simply means someone you trust and want beside you on something.

    Source(s): Eng litt student
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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    All the benefits of being in a relationship minus the bullsh*t like not doing enough for Valentine's Day or her birthday, not spending 3 months salary on a stupid ring, and not spending enough quality time with her. A sex partner to whom you have no special attachment. A person you occasionally have sex with who is not your S.O.

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    4 years ago

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    Hi Jake, It is sometimes called a friend with benefits relationship and it is essentially an open relationship in which neither of you are the other's primary relationship.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Someone you shared your foxhole with.

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