a word that is commonly used by irish males,generally between the ages of twenty one up to the mid thirties.

it is a word that has only come to light over previous years,and is generally used when a male does not want to become very well attached to another individual (another male) ,often heard in the workplace,a bar,a nightclub,on a street corner,a pool hall,anywhere really.

The word "mate" is used in a completley different way from its use in Austrailia and new Zealand,and also Great Britain,and is not to be confused.

(chiefly used in the north/south dublin area,and its leafy suburbs)
"Alrite mate,whats the craic? you never got back to me."

"ah not much happenin' here,look mate,id better head off,im up to me eyeballs in work,seeya mate"

"whats the story mate? what were you doin' slackin' off work??"
by Roland808 January 27, 2009
Slang for "friend" used in New Zealand, Britain, Australia and Tasmania
"What's goin' on mate?!"
by Daniel September 22, 2004
1. A friend or companion.
2. A sexual partner.
1. This is my mate Eddie.
2. This is my mate Eddie.
by louis October 18, 2001
the traditional greeting in Australia
g'day mate how r ya?
by Phill August 16, 2003
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.
by The Slater November 04, 2003
A word meaning friend or in some cases, the equivolent of "man". Most often used in Australia, New Zealand and Britain.
"G'day mate"

"Me and me mates hit the pub the other night and got plastered"
by Codesta August 10, 2005
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?
by scrabelle April 29, 2006
Something Kiwis say when they want to be like Australians.
Put yir sendels on maite!
by Taswegian February 01, 2005

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