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Adjective: matey (matier,matiest)  mey-tee
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals
    - chummy [informal], pally [informal], palsy-walsy [informal], maty [Brit, informal]
Noun: matey  mey-tee
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. An informal form of address for a man
    "You were my dearest chum, matey";
    - fellow, dude [informal], buster [informal], bro [US, informal], bo [US, informal], cock [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: matiest, matier

See also: friendly

Type of: adult male, bozo [N. Amer, informal], cat [N. Amer, informal], chappie [Brit, informal], geezer [Brit, informal], guy [informal], hombre [N. Amer, informal], man, sod [Brit, informal]

Encyclopedia: Matey