"Best bud" seems a slang, but can both gender use this word? Or is it too strong word for woman to use?
"Best bud" is a shortened, informal form of the term "best buddy". It can be used to refer to someone who you think of as your very close friend. However, it is usually used for the person you consider to be your best friend. It is not a gender specific phrase, so it can be used for and by men or women. Ex: Jane and I have been best buds for years. I can tell her anything. Ex: We're not exactly best buds, but he's a nice guy.
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