matie

noun

mat·​ie
ˈmatē
plural -s
: a young fat herring with roe or milt incompletely developed

Word History

Etymology

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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“Matie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matie. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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