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.
"For God's sake let me, matey! Some of 'em are after me - and I've got hold of a ticker here."
'Show a leg, matey,' says he: 'time to turn out guard.' My old man woke up Jim,--that's my eldest,--and away they went, without so much as a word to me.
I don't know, but his matey, "you could do this, you know" style makes you feel as if you are.
Desperate Danan, 27, has asked the organisers if 24-year-old Lady Isabella Hervey, right, and her big sis Victoria, 29, will be there - but don't get any big ideas about anything happening there, matey!
Gemma is a great girl and will get on famously with Matey."
One former pupil of the school - founded in 1629 - said: "He was a brilliant teacher but didn't know where to draw the line being matey with pupils.
Clearly the emancipation of the TV-watching lower orders has passed you by, matey.
AHOY there matey! Lewis Morris from Speke has drawn this fabulous picture of Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribean.
As well as lots of rare Czech beers, the long tables are large enough to sit 20 - encouraging a matey vibe.
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.
"I know that people appreciated it because as he said, Matey was the people's horse."