Ultimately however I think your best choice is to use the gender-neutral "friend". The word "buddy" is a little archaic and was used in a time when males wouldn't have commonly referenced to females in the same way. You can have a female friend, or many female friends. But the word, friend, is perfectly neutral.
Herein, what is the female of fellow?
Used familiarly since mid-15c. for "man, male person," but not etymologically masculine. It would be perfectly acceptable to call a woman a fellow traveler, for instance. A similarly toned word for a woman, but not related to fellow, might be simply lady, or woman, as in, "my dear lady".
What is the female version of Host?
Thus confirming that host is an appropriate term irrespective of gender. Host is originally from the Old French hoste which included both masculine and feminine in the general sense. Its female form, hostesse, was limited to social contexts. Modern American English mostly follows suit (host, hostess).
What is the female version of a guy?
"Guys" can be used in English as gender neutral to refer to a group of mixed gender. You will even hear women refer to other women as "guys." The closest linguistic equivalent with a feminine tilt would be "gals". "Guys and gals" is a rather informal variant of "ladies and gentlemen".
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