- Southern African informal a student at the University of Stellenbosch, esp one representing the University in a sport
perhaps from Afrikaans tamatie tomato, from the red colour of the rugby jersey
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Examples from the Web for matie
"It's up to you now, Matie," the stevedore had said to the impatient first officer.
And hell get his share, along with the rest of us, matie, said Abe quickly.
I come pretty near knowing it, matie, said Joe in a low voice.
"Willie said you could talk about pottery all night," cried Matie.
I doubt not but yor diligence & care will be such as wyll be very acceptable to his Matie.