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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MATEY

"Well, come along, matey," said the younger of the two to his companion.

You take a hint, matey, and don't be about Liverpool to-night, or until she's gone.

Cards bored him to death, but he liked to be matey with the youngsters.

“My hye, matey, you do seem hungry,” said one of the others.

I said it was the wa— tlat tlat tlat—Oh, I say, matey, I am thirsty.

Matey talked to Miss Vincent up to the instant of his running to bat.

Only she was handsome then, and she is handsome now; and she looks on Matey Weyburn now just as she did then.

Only a reputation like Matey's could have kept his leadership from a challenge.

She will be mated; she will have the right to call him Matey.

Was it not a kind of summons to her to call him Matey just once, only once, in play?

WORD ORIGIN

1833, diminutive of mate (n.) in its "male friend" sense + -y (3).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.