matey

adjective mat·ey \ ˈmā-tē \

Definition of matey

chiefly British

mateyness

play \-nəs\ noun, chiefly British

Examples of matey in a Sentence

  1. a boss who is matey with his staff

  2. the pub keeper adopted a matey tone with me, as if he were my dearest chum

First Known Use of matey

1915

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