matey


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mat·ey

 (mā′tē)
adj. Chiefly British
Sociable; friendly.

matey

(ˈmeɪtɪ) or

maty

adj
friendly or intimate; on good terms
n
friend or fellow: usually used in direct address
ˈmateyness, ˈmatiness n

mate•y

(ˈmeɪ ti)

adj. Chiefly Brit.
sociable; friendly.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.matey - (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or palsmatey - (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"

matey

adjective (Brit. informal) friendly, intimate, comradely, thick (informal), pally (informal), amiable, sociable, chummy (informal), free-and-easy, companionable, clubby, buddy-buddy (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), hail-fellow-well-met, palsy-walsy (informal) her irritatingly matey tone

matey

adjective
Chiefly British. Liking company:
Translations

matey

[ˈmeɪtɪ]
A. ADJ (Brit) [person] → afable, simpático; [atmosphere] → acogedor; [gathering] → informal, familiar
she's quite matey with my wifees bastante amiga con mi mujer
B. N (Brit) (in direct address) → chico, hijo

matey

[ˈmeɪti] adj (British)copain-copain inv

matey

(Brit inf)
adj (+er) personfreundlich, kollegial; (pej)vertraulich; atmospherefreundschaftlich, kollegial; gatheringvertraulich; careful what you say, he’s matey with the directorsei vorsichtig mit dem, was du sagst, er steht mit dem Direktor auf Du und Du; he was getting just a bit too matey with my wifeer wurde ein wenig zu vertraulich mit meiner Frau
nKumpel m; (warningly) → Freundchen nt (inf)

matey

[ˈmeɪtɪ] adj (Brit) (fam) → amicone/a
References in classic literature ?
Here you, matey," he cried to the man who trundled the barrow; "bring up alongside and help up my chest.
Show a leg, matey,' says he: 'time to turn out guard.
But if you like being called lovv, petal, duck, wack, la' (short for lad in Liverpool, I'm told), mate, matey, chick or chicken, turn away now.
The two main men in Demi Moore's life met up ahead of Ashton's birthday celebrations on February 7 and got matey as they shared a meal.
No rides for WC that month but, true to his word, the phone would ring: "You'd better put your name on my runners at Newton Abbot on Thursday, matey, the second one will win.
So when Shelley gets matey with builder Charlie, the green-eyed monster in Bev stirs to make an angry appearance.
By offering Musicmatch Music Download Cards at retail, we're empowering customers, including those who do not own credit cards, to buy music easily, conveniently and everywhere," said Mike Matey, Musicmatch vice president of consumer marketing.
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The pair have been matey for months, with Niall hanging out with the TV presenter at weekends and tweeting cringey pics of himself raiding her underwear drawer.
Matey boy also tried to justify the increase claiming charities would lose out.
s My Little Pony and Matey Bubble Bath were must-haves among children.
IF you've wondered what has happened to X Factor winner Leona Lewis, she has been getting matey with Kanye West.