matelow

matelot

[mat-loh, mat-l-oh]
noun British Slang.
a sailor.
Also, matelow.


Origin:
1910–15; < FrenchMiddle Dutch mattenoot sailor, equivalent to matte mat1 + noot companion (Dutch genoot)

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matelot, matlo or matlow (ˈmætləʊ)
 
n
slang chiefly (Brit) a sailor
 
[C20: from French]
 
matlo, matlo or matlow
 
n
 
[C20: from French]
 
matlow, matlo or matlow
 
n
 
[C20: from French]

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