Ami



a friend, especially a male friend.
a boyfriend or male lover.
Contemporary Examples

Stephen Farber talks to director ami Canaan Mann about giving voice to victims.
Killing a Hollywood Legacy Stephen Farber October 13, 2011

But ami Kaufman and I are not the only Israelis (American–or otherwise) with something to say about the occupation.
The Price is Wrong isra Emily L. Hauser June 25, 2012

“It was a unique advantage having Michael as a producer,” ami says.
Killing a Hollywood Legacy Stephen Farber October 13, 2011

ami Kaufman and others have made serious arguments for this choice.
Whither The Israeli Left? Brent E. Sasley January 23, 2013

Historical Examples

But with you, mon ami, I know very well that I waste my time.
The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim

“I doubt it not, mon ami,” quoth the archer, going back to his tankard.
The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle

Be successful, ami lecteur, and all your relatives will love you.
Beatrice Boville and Other Stories Ouida

The cur gravely salutes you as you pass by, “Bon jour, mon ami!”
War Letters of a Public-School Boy Paul Jones.

ami was white, except for a few brown spots on his back, and one on top of his head.
Paul and His Dog, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIII) Charles Paul de Kock

And now, mon ami—just for me, you know—a little song of autrefois.
The Martian George Du Maurier

noun
a male friend
n.

14c., “friend lover,” from Old French amy, ami (see Amy).

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