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.
by Abby November 02, 2003
anyone you don't know or can't remeber the name of
"hey johno long time no see how are you?"
- "yeah good... mate yourself??"
"hey watch it mate"
by JMSMD AKA CHOMP October 27, 2007
A slang term, used often by Australians and in Britain. Can also be used when trying to persuade someone.
Bully: 'Hey mate, we bin budds for aaaages...Gimmie your lunch money."

Poor, innocent victim: "But..."
by qmeld June 29, 2010
To reproduce with a member of the oppsite sex.
Lookit those dogs mate! The dude's like a jackhammer! ... ... ... I'm gonna go join in.
by Me and You May 22, 2007
The word "Mate" is a word commonly used in Britain, New Zealand and Australia. It is also used by ethnic communities in Britain such as the East Asian community (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka).

"Mate" is commonly spelled as "M8" in Text Language or LeetSpeak.
The word "Mate" can be used in a variety of ways, from greetings to flip-offs to sarcasm.

A week ago I was cycling home from work and this twat of a driver nearly knocked me off because he was desperately trying to get through the traffic lights. He called me a "Twat" and I shouted "Fuck off mate!" at him. This is just one example.

Here is a list of examples and situations in which "Mate" may be used:

Greeting: "Hello mate!"
Sarcasm: "Mate that was fucking orgasmic"
Endearment: "Mate you're a legend."
Flippancy: "Alright mate keep your hair on"
by Hen2 June 02, 2015
Slang word most often used by Britain, New Zealand and Australia.

American teenagers use it because they just follow other countries, thinking it makes them Indie or something.
American: Hey Mate.
British: No you can't use that, stop trying to be cool and stuff, it just fails, be an American and say something like 'Hey fatty'.
Australian: Yeah, people to we try to copy you, but you copy us, stop trying to use mate.
New Zealand: Finally people understand ...
by likedudegay January 29, 2011
when someone asks to mate with you..they want to fuck
"hey your hot ,lets mate?"
by tori ann September 17, 2006

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