Mate (pronounced "mahtay" and also called by its full name "yerba mate)) is a medicinal and cultural drink of ancient origins. Introduced to the world by the Guarani Indians of South America, Mate contains ingredients that help keep its drinkers healthy and energetic. It is quickly replacing coffee among the health conscious and cultural hipsters. It is addictive.
There is no way I will be able to make through the party without more mate, I will crash.
Slang for "friend" used in New Zealand, Britain, Australia and Tasmania
"What's goin' on mate?!"
1. A friend or companion.
2. A sexual partner.
1. This is my mate Eddie.
2. This is my mate Eddie.
the traditional greeting in Australia
g'day mate how r ya?
A male companion to share beer and sports with.
Me and my mate go to the PUB every Friday after to work to have a beer and watch the footy.
A word meaning friend or in some cases, the equivolent of "man". Most often used in Australia, New Zealand and Britain.
"Me and me mates hit the pub
the other night and got plastered
Word describing a friend, recognisably Australian though also used in Britain and New Zealand. In Australia, the term is most commonly used between men, when they cannot remember each other's names.
Man 1: Hey mate, how you going?
Man 2: I'm alright mate - hey mate, isn't that a mate of yours?
Something Kiwis say when they want to be like Australians.
Put yir sendels on maite!