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matey  adj.  (compar. matier; superl. matiest)  Having the relationship of friends or pals. (colloquial)
Synonyms: chummy, pally, palsy-walsy.

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"Matey" Quotes from Famous Books

... anyhow. I wonder if that there chap with the cart has got the young woman under cover. She'll be scared out of her life. Eh, but isn't it dark? It might be half-past ten. Here, matey"—to Banquo—"let's have something in keepin' loike. Give us 'Lead, Kindly Light,' lad, on t' cornet, and I'll sing the bass. I want t' gentleman ...
— Mad Shepherds - and Other Human Studies • L. P. Jacks

... be in this country of ours now, bosun, if it were not for the soldiers? No, no, don't be too hard on this man, Captain Washington; he 's done his duty, and is doing it very well, too, so I 'm told, accordin' to your own account, matey," replied the old carpenter; "and soldiers is good too—in their places, that is, of course," he went on deprecatingly. "There are two kinds of men, as I take it, William, to do the fightin' in this world, sailormen and soldiermen; each has a place, a station to fill, and something ...
— For Love of Country - A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution • Cyrus Townsend Brady

... "Get down, Matey. The sofa is your place. I must put this paper away safe till I can find time to finish the story in it. It's called A Mad Love. 'Tisn't my favorite brand of fiction, but I'm reading it jest to see how ...
— Anne's House of Dreams • Lucy Maud Montgomery

... hand, matey; I ain't 'arf caught!" entreated Tiddler, who, resting principally on his face and one knee, was making ...
— With Haig on the Somme • D. H. Parry

... it, matey," ses the cabman, with a kind smile, as he took 'old of his 'orse and led it up to Sam's lodgings. "I know I can trust you, but it'll save you trouble. But s'pose he's been on the drink and lost ...
— Short Cruises • W.W. Jacobs

Words linked to "Matey" :   palsy-walsy, friendly, colloquialism, mate

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