mateyness
noun see matey

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mateyness — matey ► ADJECTIVE (matier, matiest) Brit. informal ▪ familiar and friendly. DERIVATIVES mateyness (also matiness) noun matily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • mateyness — noun The state of being a matey, camaraderie between mates (pals, chums) …   Wiktionary

  • mateyness — matey·ness …   English syllables

  • mateyness — /ˈmeɪtinəs/ (say mayteenuhs) noun Colloquial hearty, good natured friendship …   Australian English dictionary

  • mateyness — noun ( es) chiefly Britain : easygoing friendliness : chumminess * * * māˈtiness or māˈteyness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑mate …   Useful english dictionary

  • matiness — ˈmād.ēnə̇s, ātē , inə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: by alteration : mateyness * * * māˈtiness or māˈteyness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑mate * * * ˈmatiness var. mateyness …   Useful english dictionary

  • matey — adjective Date: 1915 chiefly British companionable • mateyness noun, chiefly British …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • matey — matey1 /may tee/, n., pl. mateys. Chiefly Brit. Informal. comrade; chum; buddy. [1825 35; MATE1 + Y2] matey2 mateyness, matiness, n. /may tee/, adj. Chiefly Brit. Informal. sociable; friendly: a matey chat. [1910 15; MATE1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ocker — 1. noun /ˈɒkə/ a boorish or uncultivated Australian. 2. adjective /ˈɒkə/ pertaining to an ocker , 1992: ‘Non erotic male bonding, that’s the thing isn’t it; what our ocker cousins call “mateyness”.’ Will Self, Cock and Bull …   Wiktionary

  • affinity — Synonyms and related words: a thing for, accord, accordance, addition, adduction, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, agape, agreement, alikeness, alliance, allurement, amity, analogy, approximation, aptitude, aptness, assemblage, assent, association …   Moby Thesaurus

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