The 'friend' group
These nouns refer to friends or to a group of friends.
acquaintance alter ego buddy chum comrade confidant confidante coterie crony crowd friend intimate mate milieu pal school friend
Devoted to her coterie of high-powered friends, Midori can be unsparing when it comes to other society women.
'It's the most wonderful idea,' says Kate's friend, Pam.
My son and his mates were walking down the road when this bloke ran past shouting: 'It's a bomb'.