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matey2

[mey-tee] /ˈmeɪ ti/
adjective, Chiefly British Informal.
1.
sociable; friendly:
a matey chat.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; mate1 + -y1
Related forms
mateyness, matiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mat-eyer

matey

/ˈmeɪtɪ/
adjective
1.
friendly or intimate; on good terms
noun
2.
friend or fellow: usually used in direct address
Derived Forms
mateyness, matiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mat-eyer

matey

n.

1833, diminutive of mate (n.) in its "male friend" sense + -y (3).

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