Definition of Matey

1. Adjective. (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals.

Exact synonyms: Chummy, Pally, Palsy-walsy
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Friendly
Derivative terms: Chum, Chumminess, Mate



Definition of Matey

1. Adjective. (U.K.) Sociable or friendly. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) (diminutive of materue), friend. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical slang) A fellow sailor; ''often used affectedly, especially as a pirate''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Matey

1. a friend [n -EYS] / companionable [adj MATIER, MATIEST] - See also: companionable

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matey

maternity
maternity bra
maternity bras
maternity hospital
maternity leave
maternity leaves
maternity ward
maternoembryonic
maternofetal
maters
materteral
materterine
mates
mateship
mateships
matey (current term)
mateyness
mateynesses
mateys
matfelon
matfelons
math
math.
math teacher
mathcore
mathemagician
mathemagicians
mathemaku
mathematic

Literary usage of Matey

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1. Soldier Songs by Patrick MacGill (1917)
"Over the top is cold, matey— You lie on the field alone, Didn'tI love you of old, matey, Dearer than the blood of my own? ..."

2. From the Front; Trench Poetry edited by Clarence Edward Andrews (1918)
"Over the top is cold, matey— You lie on the field alone, Didn'tI love you of old, matey, Dearer than the blood of my own? ..."

3. From the Front; Trench Poetry by Clarence Edward Andrews (1918)
"Over the top is cold, matey— You lie on the field alone, Didn'tI love you of old, matey, Dearer than the blood of my own? ..."

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