matie

noun
mat·​ie | \ ˈmatē \
plural -s

Definition of matie

: a young fat herring with roe or milt incompletely developed

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History and Etymology for 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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“Matie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matie. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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