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matelot

[mat-loh, mat-l-oh] /ˈmæt loʊ, ˈmæt lˌoʊ/
noun, British Slang.
1.
a sailor.
Also, matelow.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < FrenchMiddle Dutch mattenoot sailor, equivalent to matte mat1 + noot companion (Dutch genoot)
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matelot

/ˈmætləʊ/
noun
1.
(slang, mainly Brit) a sailor
Word Origin
C20: from French
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