mat·​ey ˈmā-tē How to pronounce matey (audio)
chiefly British
mateyness noun chiefly British

Examples of matey in a Sentence

a boss who is matey with his staff the pub keeper adopted a matey tone with me, as if he were my dearest chum

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of matey was in 1915

Dictionary Entries Near matey

Cite this Entry

“Matey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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