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 showers are so much quicker when you're rushing to get to work to earn an honest crust, pay your taxes and make sure the member for East Worthing and Shoreham can afford his 60-minute soak in Matey bubbles.
Will their matey rapport survive the arduous journey or is this the last straw for the Last Leg presenters?
I mean, it's pretty obvious that a crowd of folk enjoying a collective Gareth Malone experience is going to become matey and supportive.
A''Alright matey,' he says raising his hand in peace.
To stop looking at the whinging Alex Salmond and screaming: "YOU were the one who cocked up Scotland's independence vote, matey - so just get over it.
Aye matey, at least you didn't uncover pirate Jesus.
I used Carolyn Coins' block from Ahoy Matey in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Spring '12 to make this quilt.
Commenting on signing Bollywood Actress Katrina Kaif as its brand ambassador, Mr Sushil Matey, Chief Operating Officer, H&R Johnson (India) said, "The Johnson brand continues to be the most trusted name in the Home Lifestyle category and represents values of trust-worthiness, innovation & contemporariness.
Botham was one to question the selection of the team, suggesting the dressing room had become 'too matey, matey' before saying Broad should be left out as one of four changes to the side for the second Test.
Not content to simply list the ingredients and contact address in plain English, wackaging adds extraneous information in a tone that some overpaid marketing guru claims to be informal, matey, perhaps even endearing.