matelot

noun
mate·​lot | \ ˈmat-ˌlō How to pronounce matelot (audio) , ˈma-tə- \

Definition of matelot

British

First Known Use of matelot

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for matelot

French, from Middle French, from Middle Dutch mattenoot, literally, bedmate

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“Matelot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matelot. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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