- comrade; chum; buddy.
Origin of matey1
- sociable; friendly: a matey chat.
Origin of matey2
Related Words for mateyaffable, amicable, complacent, congenial, convivial, cordial, cozy, familiar, genial, good-natured, gregarious, intimate, mellow, neighborly, outgoing, sociable, social, tight, clubby, conversable
Examples from the Web for matey
Historical Examples of matey
"Well, come along, matey," said the younger of the two to his companion.Australia Revenged
You take a hint, matey, and don't be about Liverpool to-night, or until she's gone.The Light of Scarthey
Cards bored him to death, but he liked to be matey with the youngsters.Nights in London
“My hye, matey, you do seem hungry,” said one of the others.Blue Jackets
George Manville Fenn
I said it was the wa— tlat tlat tlat—Oh, I say, matey, I am thirsty.Fire Island
G. Manville Fenn
- friendly or intimate; on good terms
- friend or fellow: usually used in direct address