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matey

adjective uk   /ˈmeɪ.ti/  us   /-t̬i/ (matier, matiest) UK informal
friendly: They've been very matey since they started working together.
mateyness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

matey

noun [C] uk   /ˈmeɪ.ti/  us   /-t̬i/ UK informal
used as an informal form of address: Are you all right, matey?
Translations of “matey”
in Chinese (Traditional) 友好的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 友好的…
(Definition of matey from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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