noun mat·ie \ˈmatē\

Definition of matie



  1. :  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 — more at maiden, herring

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