matelot

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

Definition of matelot

British
: sailor

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 28 Jul. 2021.

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