Grammar Patterns

poss N

The 'friend' group

These nouns refer to friends or to a group of friends.
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'.
  • acquaintance
  • alter ego
  • buddy
  • chum
  • comrade
  • confidant
  • confidante
  • coterie
  • crony
  • crowd
  • friend
  • intimate
  • mate
  • milieu
  • pal
  • school friend
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