The Strange Social History of Our Most intimate Institution.
In fact, the desire for intimate fraternity was considered more than just normal for a male life; it was believed to be essential.
In high school, Tsukuru was one of five platonic but intimate friends who did everything together and thought as one.
1630s, "closely acquainted, very familiar," from Late Latin intimatus, past participle of intimare "make known, announce, impress," from Latin intimus "inmost" (adj.), "close friend" (n.), superlative of in "in" (see in- (2)). Used euphemistically in reference to women's underwear from 1904. Related: Intimately.
"suggest indirectly," 1530s, back-formation from intimation, or else from Late Latin intimatus, past participle of intimare. Related: Intimated; intimating.
1650s, "person with whom one is intimate," from intimate (adj.).