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What Australian males call every other male, saving them from having to learn people's names. Sometimes even extended to females.
gidday mate how ya been?
hey mate! you're a total tosser
Mate! you just backed into my car!
by Tazborg July 09, 2013
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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.
Nubs.
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
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Term Referring to two men going on a man date.
Bro i'm bored we should go on a mate.
by Micokerts October 21, 2010
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engaging in intercourse usually to make babies, but can be used when talking about casual sex or to describe a slut.
That girl has so much make up on, her boobs are popping out, and her skirt is so short I can almost see up it. She totally wants to mate.
by shmaters gee April 12, 2009
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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"
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In Ghana, West Africa, this would be the conductor of a Tro-Tro. The mate collects bus fares, makes change, signals stops, arranges passengers and advertizes the tro-tro route, simultaneously.
Passenger: "Mate, Bus-stop, Atomic Junction"

Translation: Mate, could you please stop the van at Atomic Junction (name of a bus stop).

Mate: Pounds on door (and driver stops)

Passenger: Meedaase.

Translation: Thank-you
by & March 29, 2006
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Originating from a certain public school which might be somewhere in the south of England perhaps, this is usually shouted at someone who has none. When yelled, it means "aha, you have no friends."
After a bad joke: "Oh, mates Jim."

OR, when talking about someone, "oh yeah, Jim has mates."

Except we come from good backgrounds therefore know nobody by the name of Jim.
by Ed W, who is Lord November 09, 2004
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