matie

noun mat·ie \ ˈmatē \

Definition of matie

plural -s
: a young fat herring with roe or milt incompletely developed

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Origin and Etymology of matie

modification of Dutch maatjesharing, alteration of Middle Dutch magedekenharinc, from magedekijn maiden, virgin, girl (from maget maiden, virgin + -kijn -kin) + harinc herring


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