How to Pronounce matey?

Correct pronunciation for the word "matey" is [mˈe͡ɪti], [mˈe‍ɪti], [m_ˈeɪ_t_i].

"Matey" in context

Matey is a slang term used in British English, primarily the northern regions of England and the Scottish Highlands, to denote good friendship and strong camaraderie. It is usually reserved for those close to you who are seen as a "mate", meaning a friend, partner or ally. It is most widely used among adolescents and young adults, particularly males.

Matey can be seen as a term of endearment, indicating that two people are close and, therefore deserving of the title 'matey'. Close friendships can often be defined by the term 'matey'.


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