(noun, adjective)


1. (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals

Similar word(s): friendly, chummy, pally

Sentences with matey as an adjective:

- You've been very matey with that new bird.


1. (informal) Diminutive of mate, friend.

- Hello, matey, just back from the pub?

2. (nautical, slang) A fellow sailor; often used affectedly, especially as a pirate.

- Ahoy mateys, scrub the deck!