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
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